Time travel to 2040 in a time machine: A short imaginary story 

Sitting in 2020, we will time travel to 2040 in a time machine & narrate a short imaginary story on how lifestyle may change in the next 20 years
We all know that Covid-19 has hit us irrespective of country, religion, caste & creed.
Millions killed, Billions affected…
Unemployment has hit an all-time high, people compromising to feed their families…


As per mythology & Darwin’s theory of evolution, if you have to survive, you will have to change yourself.
In other words, evolution is the only permanent….
Remember the avatars in Hindu scriptures!
Matsya(aqua),Kurma (land+water)…Rama(territorial enemy),Krishna (enemy within family) & finally….
Kalki-the fight with SELF!
The more we understand SELF& apply in unison with nature, the more chances to survive in this battle!

Now let us time travel to 2040: a short imaginary story

Early morning diet :

Families opt for natural immunity boosters. For example, Tulsi leaves with honey, Haldi, etc

Early morning exercise :

Adults & children leave bed & go to the park to do freehand exercise & yoga. The main idea is to keep the body fit.
They come back home & wash their face, hands & feet thoroughly with soap & water. Then they dry their hands in hand-drier & enter the bedroom.
Therefore, it can be inferred that body fitness & cleanliness has gained priority.


Office timings have changed. The new scheduling for instance is as under  :
  • Alternate days a week
  • Day shifts & Night shifts
There is no hierarchy, all offices have a flat structure. Everyone in the organization has a specific role to perform for his job.
This has led to a reduction of office politics & thus stress. All negativities resulting from the same have also reduced.
People are now more fit. Seldom they have illnesses like BP or sugar resulting due to office-related tensions.
They can invest more time for family & lead a more productive day. Hobbies for instance photography, music, literature, etc have got precedence.
Kids spend more productive time with their parents. The narration of short stories has become a new habit for kids.
Therefore the Happiness Index has increased multi-fold.

Earning has reduced. Earlier, with more resources readily available, wastage was also commensurate. With the economic crisis creeping in, people have shifted the focus. The focus has shifted from LUXURIES to BASIC NEEDS

School :
Schools are also spread over the entire day; for instance from 7 am to 9 pm. Junior classes happen in the morning shift & senior classes in the evening.
Students can opt for Class-from-home when they are unwell.
Physical education is a mandatory period for all classes.
Students with good prospects are sent to the best sports institutions spread across the World.

With pollution @ pre-1980s level, the following changes have happened for instance :

  • Spotting planets like Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn in the naked eye is no surprise.
  • Spotting rare birds, animals & aqua creatures is no rarer
Children have automatically gained interest in astronomy & wildlife.
There is lesser competition for traditional modes of education.
Now, passion has become a major driver for careers.
So what has changed in 20 years’ time in our short imaginary story? 
People have worked in unison with nature.
Simplicity has taken over complexity. Health has gained priority. Passion has driven careers.

What has been the result?

India has moved from 144th rank in Happiness Index to Top 3 on the list.

Photo credit: Thanks to ruddy.media


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