For the longest time, we’ve been programmed to work to the normality of procedure, determined by people we’ll never meet and who have little to zero connection to us.
We’ve been told we need to work a certain way; learn a certain way; live a certain way. And when you don’t know any better, you don’t question this approach.
It’s just the way it is. Except it’s not.
Because, as this pandemic has shown many people, the way things have been up ’til now don’t necessarily have to be the way things will be moving forward.
When we return to whatever future normality looks like, there’s going to be a lot of questions about the way we lived and worked before.
The excuse that your job can’t be done from home
The definition of essential workers (hint: it’s not stockbrokers and hedge fund managers)
The importance of structured education versus life education
The greed of the few versus the needs of the many
We have an opportunity to revise and redesign the mistakes in priorities that we’re – hopefully – questioning now. Or, we can simply revert to how it was before we lost the freedom to do that shit.
This new normality will be what we make it. How are you going to choose?