I believe that to be true. Not that I think the world is coming to an end due to this pandemic, but I do think that as a society things will change forever after this. Its forcing us to address things that progressives have wanted to address for a long time, such as Universal Basic Income and the control that certain sectors of our economy have on our financial well-being. In addition, it’s forcing us to more quickly deal with the inevitable death of brick and mortar retail and the way that restaurants operate. I’ve got more thoughts about that stuff later. This has the potential to change the world, for the better, forever.
My hope is that we come out the other side of this stronger, better, faster. Just kidding. I hope it causes us all to slow down a bit and think about the things that are important. To realize that life isn’t such a rat race and that it’s certainly not a race to consume everything we can get our grubby little hands on. My hope is that we can continue to look out for one another, to allow seniors and others who need special consideration have the stores for the first bit of each day, to check in on our neighbors and make sure they have what they need.