Whether you feel one way about it or the other, the world has changed in the past three years. Granted, the world is always changing. The moderate, expected change, however, is acceptable to all. Well, mostly. It happens.
The world is constantly changing, and it is important to stay flexible and adapt to these changes. We must keep learning and find creative solutions to the challenges we face. This is especially true in the modern world where technology and globalization are quickly changing the way that business is done and how people interact with each other.
Things are different now than when I was a kid. My parents say it, I say it, and if I would expect my child to say it. But I guess that means I’d have to have a kid first.
The changes from the pandemic, though, means that things are drastically different now than they were thirty-six months ago. And that’s fast. The pandemic has brought about many changes, from the way we interact with each other to the way we work. It has impacted how we go about our day to day lives, and it has caused us to rethink what we can do to stay safe and healthy.
It leaves some people uncertain about what they should do. Maybe most people. Maybe it’s a familiar feeling for some, but now it’s everywhere. For nearly everyone.
Some of it is economic. Does the economy exacerbate the issue? Certainly. Is it the only concern we have? Not in the slightest.
Which leaves me wondering, what is it we’ve lost? Did the pandemic take away something fundamental from us? Certainly we’ve lost the sense of security that comes from feeling safe and connected to our communities.
We’ve lost the feeling of normalcy that comes from our daily routines. We’ve lost the feeling of connection that comes from our face-to-face interactions.
Some of these things we are getting back. We are, for the most part, out of the pandemic.
But it’s undeniable that things are different now, and will likely never return to what was previously known.