Our way of life will emerge unscathed, and could change for the better
Times a changin’ right.
There’s something in the air, no not just Covid-19, a feeling. I felt it in the UK in March, and here in NL too. An almost restlessness. Everyone is anxious, even those who claim they’re not.
Hysteria, that’s the one. This situation has escalated exponentially in terms of peoples panic and the ‘what ifs’. I’m very bored of it, and my overwhelming feeling right now is to hole-up and avoid society for a few months, which is actually recommended! I’m annoyed at myself for letting this hysteria get to me, I’m a rational person, but it’s unavoidable. In my mind I know that this isn’t something to be worried about, this pandemic will come to conclusion, and our way of life will emerge unscathed, but we are social creatures and as much as we might hate to acknowledge it we are all susceptible to hysteria.
This will pass, and there could be some positives to come out of this phenomenon.
The past month has shone light on how important our healthcare system is. I have a beautiful image of people emerging from their isolation, July sun a blazing, with a newfound or newly renewed appreciation for our health-workers, prompting a call for better wages and training opportunities within this sector. A nice idea.
Another positive, if this is dealt with within the next 3 months, will be an amazing summer of rejoice. After the initial hesitation trust in the public for going outside and attending events will be rejuvenated. Sounds good, right?
It is a very strange time, everyone is feeling it (I think), and the next month or two months or however long will feel a bit alien, but it’s worthwhile remembering that it will pass and afterwards could pave the way for some exciting new movements.