“End of the state of emergency, back to normality?”
The state of emergency is over, but are we still in danger? Maybe, compared to the situation we were experiencing two years ago, things have changed, both from the health and emotional point of view. Cases have decreased more and more thanks to the precautions taken to reduce infections and possible transmissions, but our lives have been enormously overwhelmed.
There is a lot I would like to analyze about childhood and adolescence. In my opinion, childhood has been “stolen” from our little children who do not even know the faces of their classmates but can only see their eyes. They haven’t enjoyed their best moments of joy and those moments will never return to the way they were before the pandemic.
Concerning adolescents, it must be said that we have experienced a lot of pressure due to distance learning. Remote teaching has considerably influenced the return to lessons at school, with the attempt of the teachers to complete the syllabus accompanied by the need to have certainties about the study carried out by students, and with our feelings of “inadequacy” due to face masks.
The pandemic has also caused a lot of damage to the country’s economy, especially to workers who are obliged to face shortages in their earnings. Many families have experienced financial problems and are now trying to regain strength and trust for a better future. In conclusion, we all ask ourselves whether we will be able to return to everyday life, the one that was once so obvious to us, but which is the thing we miss the most right now.