Fandango’s Provocative Question #63

When we finally get through this COVID-19 pandemic at some point in the future, do you think the world is going to change from what is was like before anyone ever heard of coronavirus? Or will things quickly return to “business as usual”?

I guess my answer to this question is a little of both! I think there are going to be the people who realize that life doesn’t need to progress at the speed it was and there will be people that are anxious to get back in the saddle.

I think for a lot of older folks, this is going to be an eye opener to how much we have lost in family ties and all that. Now that I can’t just fly to see my dad I wonder what he is doing and how he is much more frequently. Not just because of the virus but because I don’t know when I will get there again. That is a scary thought, which I don’t think I am alone in. There may be family members that we never see again or never get to say goodbye to. My father has dementia so trying to show him how to facetime or anything like that is an ongoing struggle. When I have showed him it was great until the next time… Anyhow, I think there will be a lot of people looking at their lives wondering what is really worth something.

I think for younger adults and kids, life will go back to their normal. Kids now don’t understand what it means to spend a night at home alone. If they aren’t in the physical presence of someone else, they are in the virtual presence of lots of people. I also think people want to move about and do what they please. That is why all the stores are open 24 hours and everything is accessible all the time, or so it seems. They have been growing up in a time where you don’t have to wait for things. You barely have to wait to buy something because someone is always offering a payment plan. Look at cars! I see young people driving super expensive cars. Yes, they pay out the ass every month but they get what they want. I don’t think this is a good thing, though. Many people don’t understand what it means to save for something.

Well, I shall step down from my soapbox and offer how I will be…I like the slower pace. I like being able to be home and busy at home without people wondering what is wrong with me! I like buying less and shopping less. I am actually running out of things that I have had for way to long. I also like the social distancing a little. I am not a fan of the proximity of people when I am out and about. “Please step out of my personal space!”

Thank you Fandango for making me think so deeply about something that is going to be reality eventually!

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