It's good to remember the dust philosophy....We will all depart from this world on any day and at any time. We would not be able to take with us even a bit of wealth with us then. We would be reduced to a small bundle of ashes that would be immersed in the nearest river by our son or some relative within 48 hours in most Hindu communities. Even in other religions, there could be something similar that would happen in terms of rites.
All our egos, all our pride and all our arrogance would be reduced to nothing. This should remind us of only one thing-- be good to all, irrespective of caste or color or creed or religion or region or nation. We often hear fabulous stories of serious people who are highly social minded in the advanced countries. One is told that in restaurants in Germany, we cannot waste any food ordered by us; we should eat it all. The customer seated next to us would even call the police.
We should take lessons from such examples. Corona virus has already taught us to become a little more responsible. We need to be highly responsible and do our duty. The dust philosophy should remind us of our duties every single day of our life on this earth.