Before now, most of us, particularly those younger than the Baby Boomers, took for granted our ability to enjoy luxury on a daily basis. Going out for a meal, seeing friends, attending concerts and conferences has become part of the fabric of everyday Western life. Never before have we had to think twice about our ability to access these things, let alone our ability to access a well-stocked supermarket!
As we are reintroduced to the activities we have come to appreciate more in their absence, I look forward to the new lack of presumption in the public as we all realise that we are not entitled to our favourite activities, nor are we guaranteed an ability to engage in them. We can certainly hope for a new sense of gratitude, encouraged by the knowledge that the things we love are more precarious than we thought they were.
It is fascinating to think of how different life will be after COVID-19; it is likely that we are living in the midst of one of the greatest turning points of the 21st Century. How will your life and business be permanently different moving forward?
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Article supplied with thanks to Michael McQueen.
About the Author: Michael is a trends forecaster, business strategist and award-winning conference speaker.