So all everyone has had on their minds the past 2 years is “the new normal.” So much so it has for many become the normal normal. For others it has always remained abnormal.
It is now interesting to see how humanity will react to losing what was called normal and now be told to adjust to, well, what ever seems normal to you. Adjust we will though, whether we admit it or not.
And we will return to old normals and all those things we swore we would never do again, like shake hands or kiss a friend on the cheek. Judging by the pandemonium in the evening train we have already lost our terror of crowds and commuting.
We all want to fly again although 2 years ago we were all so thrilled to finally see a blue sky instead of smog. Distant mountains were as clear as day and the nights shone with millions of stars. But that was then – now we can’t wait to buy our cheap ticket to our favorite destination, so I guess the planes you swore you would never use again are OK now? And as for the clear waters of Venice? Well, nothing a cruise ship or two can’t do to put an end to that. That was after all, then.
Hope was there that we might have learned to live more simply, and developed a genuine regard for our planet or even our fellow man. But now that there is no need to pretend at righteousness anymore we can all go back at just being plain old selfish humans again. Have a little more palm oil with that?
So welcome back, old newly normally abnormal life. Let’s see how long we last.