The more important questions about “returning to normal” after the pandemic…
Opinion on the Internet about returning to normal after the pandemic:
“It took several years but everything went back to normal after the Spanish flu. Which was really a comparable situation to the one we are in now. People were not allowed to gather, no school, no church… you had to wear face masks. 675,000 deaths in the US.”
I think the question really is, “what do we consider normal?”
Was our life normal before the pandemic? Would we live in a normal prosperous, developing works if it wasn’t for the virus? Was there no crisis, threat of war, societal breakdown before the virus appeared?
Do we fit into the closed, fully integrated and interdependent Natural system we are born from, we are still integral parts of, we still evolve with?
So it is not just a question of having a global virus infection right now that we need to overcome.
The more important question is what we consider normal, and if we truly want to blindly, stubbornly return to where we were last year?!