When this whole ordeal with COVID-19 started, I thought that it would just go away in a week or two, but it didn’t, it just escalated to the point where cities have been quarantined. I went to the store the other day, and my mind could not comprehend what was going on. People were fighting over toilet paper and food. I just went to get candy and ice cream, but instead, I find humans fighting each other for basic necessities.


Why do people start fighting everybody now?


The germ-x disappeared fast, even though it only works on germs and not viruses. When someone coughs or sneezes, everybody around them just disappears. A few weeks ago, when someone sneezed, people would just say “Salud,” or “bless you,” now they look at you with fear because their mind goes to the worst possible thoughts; they must think, “Oh no, they have the Coronavirus, I must get away before I contract it.” Jeez, they could just be allergic to dust or something else, but no, to them, a sneeze is just an indicator that the person has the Coronavirus.

Everybody is adapting to the current situation without giving much thought to what is going on. It is not safe for everyone to stock up on materials since others might need them more. I look at people online helping the needy by giving them food and toilet paper, and it just warms my heart. Here you have selfless people who share what they bought to those who need it, and I just think, “there should be more people like them.” It is not until a few moments later that I remember what I constantly see when I go outside of my house, people fighting and giving ugly looks to those who are not them. It is negative energy like this that hurts people. It just constantly brings people down, but of course, we do not see the effects of our actions, since we are not them.
Humanity says that it is progressing, but actions speak louder than words, and communities are not as united as they say they are. We should be helping each other more instead of acting like savages. Nobody should feel the blunt end of the stick that is used to push people away. Yes, there is a pandemic going on, but you never know who might help you when you get sick, so do not push the world away. Instead of being judgemental, you should actively think of others. You don’t even have to help you local volunteer programs if you do not want to, just be kind to those less fortunate and offer them a little bit of help here and there. The Coronavirus is making everybody adapt the wrong way, but what can we expect, we are human after all, but that is exactly the reason why we need to open our arms to those who need it. Yes, we are human, but in every era, we have learned from our mistakes.

His name  is Jorge Jimenez and he was born on the 16th of September, 2002 in Mission, Texas. His parents are Maricruz Ayala and Hilario Jimenez and he has three siblings, which are Lance, Hilario and Sonia. All three of them are older than he is, which makes him the youngest in his household. 

Like many kids his age, he has gone through the basics of education. He attended his first two years at Seguin Elementary School and finished the rest of my years at Emiliano Zapata Elementary School. When he passed on to 6th grade, his family decided that he would attend Domingo Trevino Middle School for the next three years of his life. He is currently in his junior year of high school and attends Jimmy Carter Early College High School. After he finishes high school, he hopes to go to college and get a degree in the medical field, such a degree will help him become a coroner.

Like all living creatures, his life revolves around things that entertain his mind. Many dreams come and go, but setting a goal for oneself is sure to keep them grounded.