Building a better Normal

The world as we know it, should never be the same. As we begin to emerge from an unprecedented period of people using the word ‘unprecedented’, the question looms, will things ever go back to ‘normal’? According to Jack Fong, a sociologist at California State Polytechnic University, we can use…

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The world as we know it, should never be the same.

As we begin to emerge from an unprecedented period of people using the word ‘unprecedented’, the question looms, will things ever go back to ‘normal’?

According to Jack Fong, a sociologist at California State Polytechnic University, we can use such existential episodes of solitude to self-reconfigure. Prep for a new normal in the post-pandemic world with invaluable life lessons from this never-before, collective, contemplative pause.

What have we learned?

– Remote working works

– Me-time is a luxury, not a punishment

– Being tie-free, heels off and #nofilter feels great.

– There’s nothing wrong with a simple life

– Stress leads to overeating

– Slowing down is super important

– My family is actually pretty great

– Commuting is seriously bad

– A small slice of green space goes a long way

– We are stronger when we act together

– We need less stuff than we think

The list goes on. 

We now face a huge opportunity to use the lessons we’ve learned to either build and enhance our community or simply repair and resume as normal. We vote for a ‘New Normal!’