No Solo Part

Prithvir GadekarMay 29, 2024Crisis & Change

My community is a vast one. And I mean that literally. So, you know how India is a country with many people, and the small towns often get crowded? If you visit the place where I live (a town in Maharashtra), you might be surprised to see such an uncrowded community. Believe me, that’s a big feat in India. I would say there is room for improvement, but we’ll get to that later.

So, how does my community respond to crisis? The years I’ve been staying in this place, there have been no crises. I don’t know everyone in my community THAT well, so I don’t know if they’re all well educated. But I do know how they would respond to a crisis if there were one. First instinct, run. What? Fine, but if everyone survived, I think they would want their home back (in the same place). Our people would react to this “crisis” in two ways:

1: PANIC: chaos. People can be loud when they want to, especially in India (honking of cars included).They would be too scared to think about the disaster that struck and the damage it did, let alone how to recover/respond from it.

2: Using their neurons: They would take in the situation. Think rationally. Divide the people into groups to get supplies according to their physical and mental strength. They would start being empathetic, focusing on other people’s problems, too.

This is how the people in my community will function if a crisis happens. I don’t know about you, but I would prefer people not only in my community but all across the world to think like point two. It doesn’t have to be a crisis; whatever the problem is, you have to get through it together. There’s no solo part in this. There never is.

Prithvir Gadekar is an 11-year-old from Nath Valley School in India. He is an avid reader and passionate cricketer and gamer.