Five Life Lessons from COVID

Adven Kluger
2 min readJun 18, 2021


Over the last 1.5 years, I have been dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic personally. I felt the symptom and professionally impacted. So, here, i just want to share a bit of the lesson learned that I personally get through the experience.

  1. Life is short

I don’t really care about death until I see my close friend lost her family member because of Covid disease.

2. Jobs are temporary

I was really grateful that 1-year post covid pandemic, I still work as usual. But at the end of December 2020, I got laid off and I don't have income after all. I applied for jobs for 6 months and ended up with nothing. I thought I was safe because I work for an international organization for development, which I trust covid pandemic has nothing to do with our budget. But then, my manager cut me off for no reason.

3. Your savings can save you

As I mentioned that over the last 6 months I do not have any income, I am grateful that until today, I still survive and still able to support my family because I save more in the previous year. I am still looking forward to saving much more.

4. Your greatest wealth is your health

As the covid brings fear of death to me personally, I became more aware of my health. I understand that my body is not that strong and I am prone to sickness. Hence, I have to take personal responsibility of y health physically and mentally.

5. Nature deserves our respect

I do not know how actually climate crises affect the life of microorganisms. However, I see that there are more incidents happened due to climate change and the Covid pandemic gave a significant change in the sky color and better air quality. Although it was only for a while before business back to operate as usual.

I am sure that you might also learn something during this hard time, let me know what you have in comment section.



Adven Kluger

Former consultant at World Bank, Ernst and Young, and International Institute for Sustainable Development. Currently explore freelancing and wish to travel.