Are you having fun with this “new regular?”
Neither am I. What could be achieved about it?
Take into account:
Those that gained energy or status by utilizing the COVID panic won’t willingly return to the way in which life was earlier than. They should be pressured out. They’ll in all probability make this against the law earlier than you get the possibility. Attempt anyway.
Even if you happen to do efficiently power them out, issues can by no means return to precisely the way in which they have been earlier than.
COVID-19 is a brand new chilly virus, added to over 200 chilly viruses — rhinoviruses, coronaviruses, and others — which can be already on the market. You might get lifetime immunity from every chilly virus you catch (as is normally the case) and nonetheless get two colds yearly if you happen to lived to be 100 years previous. Future generations — till each chilly virus is cured — in all probability gained’t know or care which particular chilly virus they caught.
One other change that may in all probability be everlasting is how many individuals misplaced belief in “specialists.” My belief within the medical occupation has been nearly utterly destroyed by the occasions of the previous 12 months and a half and I’m not the one one.
A few of your neighbors have additionally been impressed to turn out to be snitches or enforcers for the state — implementing the opinions of politicians in opposition to their fellow people, each as enterprise homeowners and as freelance “Karens.” Will they return to a wholesome approach of interacting with others as soon as the silliness ends? Don’t rely on it.
Governments additionally received new visions of what’s doable; extra understanding of what the inhabitants will enable them to do. They’ll benefit from this at each alternative.
Issues change. You possibly can by no means return to the way in which issues have been previously. Nevertheless, you don’t have to permit dangerous adjustments to face unchallenged; you may flip them into alternatives to vary issues for the higher. Now you can see cracks within the wall of political authority. Seize a crowbar and sledgehammer and get to work. This wall, just like the Berlin Wall earlier than it, can — and will — be introduced down.
Sure, we are going to settle into a brand new regular, completely different from the one we lived earlier than. That’s not essentially a foul factor. The brand new regular doesn’t must be the one authoritarian politicians need. It may be a traditional the place tyrants don’t have any place amongst those that select society over politics. It’s as much as you.
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