Maybe in Another Universe, We’re All Better Human Beings

I hope this quarantine period brings us closer to that universe

Edneil Jocusol
13 min readApr 11, 2020


“Life was given to us a billion years ago. What have we done with it?” — Lucy, 2014

Have you heard about the Theory of Parallel Universe? This is a concept in Astro-Physics claiming there are billions of other universes in the outer space beside our own. All the choices we made and will make, in this life are played out in the alternate realities.

We are all far away from that Utopian universe wherein the perfect versions of ourselves exist. True or not, this brings me to my question.

What if this quarantine period we are experiencing right now brings us closer to a version of the universe wherein all the human beings are way better than who they are right now?

By “better” I mean, more respectful of other people, of the environment, and of the government. Much smarter, wiser, and emotionally stable. More physically healthy and financially sufficient.

The Coronavirus pandemic has pushed the governments to lock down its citizens at home for their own safety.

Right now we are in desperate times, calling for desperate measures. However, this lockdown mandate is mostly not well-received by those who are ignorant of how this action could actually turn us into better human beings.

Naturally, people would be afraid of uncertainty.

Some of them right now have their last meal on the table. Not even sure what they will eat for tomorrow. Or if there are even jobs to come back to after this pandemic ends. I know a friend of mine whose dad’s work contract is no longer renewed by the employer due to the current recession. A father who needs to support four dependent children is removed from his post. Imagine that.

The world economy is going down. And it is in our human nature to worry about something that we don’t have control of. We want proof. We want assurance of survival. We want to make…



Edneil Jocusol

I write my observations on society, business/entrepreneurship, and technology/engineering.