Welcome to Season 2
I can’t help but ask myself what life is going to be like after … this? Not just the dreaded C word, but also Lockdown. Life is already changing dramatically and for those of us involved in the early days of a restricted and curtailed lifestyle – we are first hand seeing, living and experiencing the changes this pandemic brings to humanity.
I am dedicating this question to Sadje of Keep it Alive as we were discussing this very topic only yesterday after her comment of :
“Get well soon, friend. You’re right too much news is enough to make anyone ill take care and enjoy the quiet! You will miss it when life returns to normal.”
To my Dear Blog – A Typical Village Week So Far …post.
Suze and l were engaged in this topic last night and l should imagine many hundreds of thousands of people are asking their families and themselves the very same … What will life be like after Covid-19 and the Lockdowns? Will life be the same, will life ever return to what we defined as ‘normal?’
I never imagined this in my lifetime, but as a reader of sci-fi, fantasy and horror literatures l had of course read about such things … as a reader of various ‘How To’ magazines there are always questions posed. An avid film watcher and of course disaster movies and that whole genre is a very popular one. As a gamer and a fan of Fallout 4 – once more you find yourself looking at events such as this … of sorts.
As an environmentalist and someone very hyperfocused on the shape of our world and watching the healing process in part as the world slows down to a stop – l have to then think ….okay … but what next?
The very fabric of our lives, our way of life and our lifestyle is now caught up in a web of uncertainty – literally a case of one day at a time. You make the decision to NOT watch news – great. But the problem is still out there and you know that. You make the decision to try to not actively overthink the whole mess …. terrific! But it’s still out there … as you are reminded when trying to get through the day not worrying about friends, family or loved ones, never mind trying to perform what used to be somewhat easier – food shopping.
Everything we knew and accepted as an US for us to us is now changing, has changed and will change forever – the life we led before now, before yesterday and before tomorrow has changed. It’s gone. No one is left untouched by this …. even those who may not be feeling the immediate effects of this will experience the seriouness of this change before the month or year is out.
In the world today we have global societies waking up to a new day under the rule of Big Brother and more so than ever before, we have businesses worried about their future, industries rocking under the weight of no fresh business and again what will the future hold? Economies disrupted, schooling on shutdown, the art of being social now more distanced than ever before …
Covid-19 is a world changer – the event that conspirators have for years thought would happen just not sure how has arrived …. okay, so what now?
For sure, what happens today will shape the very core of our tomorrows – it will change the way we view everything – from entertainment to worship, from business to travel and holidays, to trusting and to simply living our lives. Everything is now going to change … never mind how we walk amongst people again OR if we trust democracy and governments still?
Earlier this week in That’s a bad habit ….. or is it? l wrote about habits – strangely enough Covid-19 will become known as a huge habit creator and changer alike – it doesn’t take us long to develop new habits – indeed habit forming can occur in as little time as a few weeks and whether we want to or not … we are already starting to change our daily habits.
Suze and l were looking to embark on a career business this year jointly, we still will, but you cannot help but review that and ask yourselves very deep questions as to how will consumers be after … this? What will their focus be? Will not just their habits change but their views and opinions and values on life as we, they and them know or knew it to be?
One thing l also ask is how will this change our emotions towards community not just digitally, but physically and emotionally – the ol concept of ‘United We Stand, Divided We Fail!”
This is a subject that fascinates me as well as worries me .. we simply don’t know what lies ahead, but for absolute sure ‘Life after … This’ is set to change everything.
However this is just my opinion, my musings and observations …
What do you think?
What will Life be like after …. this?
Let me know your views and opinions below in the comment section – cheers Rory
Welcome to Season 2