It is so sad every time I read or hear the news that the very bad weather which caused heavy snow and fog in some parts of the world or the flooding in other parts of the world have made the local government was forced to dismiss some important activities such as schools, offices, commerce, industry and others whereas all of these activities are useful things and very vital to civilization and human survival.
Just imagine how much the losses of material and non-material for each day because all of these activities must be stopped.
For instance in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, which a few weeks ago suffered flooding and resulted in many economic activities and delayed school (still thankfully not all activities).
According to the local government they suffered losses worth billions of dollars per day, this value has not been coupled with a loss due to the damage created by the disaster.
Similarly to the thick snow or snow storm that either ever happen or is currently taking place in some areas of the USA, Europe and a few other continents that make the local government decided to dismiss school activities outside the holiday schedule that is prepared each year when winter arrives.
What most people do when forced to stop from daily activities due to very bad weather? I guess most of us do not have any alternative other than just doing limited activity inside home: sleeping, eating, cleaning the house (if you are diligent enough) and watching television … but what if it also power outages? Of course, the less the list of activities that can be done.
It is not once or twice to do, but it can happen many times every year due to natural circumstances which is unfriendly.
If the day off because of the bad weather constantly happen, how is the future of the children in the school age? How can they obtain enough knowledge stock for their future life?
We certainly can not blame the local authorities who have issued such a holiday, however, the decision must be taken in a certain consideration for safety reasons or other reasons such as infrastructure which is disrupted.
But should this mean we can always sit back and just enjoy the impromptu holiday like that?
Indeed, we should immediately think of new alternatives how to make the extreme weather is no longer hinder people to keep do the normal activities so there is no wasted time for the sake of human survival.
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