2021 is here. I doubt this many people have longed for a new year during my lifetime, and I hope the new year will bring you joy and happiness.
Hopes aside, I don't share the general optimism about everything returning to normal in 2021. Sorry!
We humans invented measuring time in minutes, hours, and years, and our measurements have zero impact on the world around us. For our overall situation to change, we would need to change. Thus far we didn't, not really.
This might sound pessimistic and I'm usually not a pessimist, so I see it more as trying to be a realist. Humanity and our world is in a slump, not just with the virus, but with climate change and extreme weather patterns. Insects dying and this will lead to mass death in other species - we're already seeing it on population of birds - and so on. I believe we as a species need to start thinking and acting in new ways.
Can we change? Of course.
Do we want to change? Probably not.
What do you think of all this? Will we return to "before" or charge towards a new normal? Can we return to "before" or is that world gone forever?