Q2 2020 has been a wild ride. The COVID-19 pandemic and its accompanying stock market crash has left many bewildered and fearful. There have been reports of job losses and some people have suffered tremendously from this blackswan. Governments all over the world have responded to this crisis, ameliorating some pain points here and there.

This whole crisis underscores the importance of preparedness. Not just from a health perspective, but from a social and financial perspective as well. One has to make a conscious effort to keep healthy, in order to keep sicknesses and diseases at bay. Sure, it is not a foolproof plan, but what needs to be done, is done. The same applies for maintaining strong social ties and a financial buffer as well. There are things that are in one’s control and there are things that are outside one’s control. Focus on the former and avoid