New Normal

What May Come to Pass after COVID-19

 

Robyn Bolton shares her predictions on what comes after the wave of COVID-19 abates. 

‘What happens next? You know, once all of this is over?’ my friend asked. ‘There will be a new normal, but what will it look like?’

This is the question everyone is asking.

Lots of people proclaim to have the answer. Some are based on history, but history isn’t a great predictor of the future. Some opinions are based on trends and projections but rely assumptions which may or may not be true. Many are based on our hopes or fears, but those are grounded in emotions which can change from one moment to the next.

No one actually has the answer.

What we’re experiencing is a fundamental disruption to our way of life. It calls into question everything we believed to be true about ourselves and our worlds. It requires us to re-think things that we took to be inviolable truths. It is impossible to experience such a sudden and all-encompassing upheaval and emerge as if nothing happened.

We know things will be different once the restrictions (e.g. stay-at-home, limited gathering sizes, essential workers only, curfews) are lifted.

What we do not know is HOW they will be different and HOW LONG they will stay different.

 

Topics included in this article:

  • How will connection be different?
  • How will work be done?
  • How will learning and education occur?
  • HOW LONG will the “new normal” last?

 

Read the full article, What Happens Next?, on Medium