The New Normal: CLAP IT OR SCRAP IT?
We've adopted a lot of new protocols this year, and I arbitrarily rate them.
Over the past six months, we’ve collectively had to adjust to a drastically changed way of operating in society.
A lot of it, especially in the first few months of the crisis, was made up of on-the-fly, seat-of-the-pants adjustments in response to a rapidly changing understanding of the challenges we face. As This Uncertain Year approaches fall, though, we’ve started to settle in on some of these things; a cautious yet steady balance of openness and risk, of the things we need to do differently in order to get through our day while trying to keep ourselves and others safe.
As we move forward, hopefully to medical advances that can truly reduce the threat, some of these new protocols will go away. That’s good, because many of the things we’re doing by sheer necessity right now just plain suck. Some will stay, though. There will be certain areas where we realize we’ve simply come up with a better way of doing things and decide it’s worth keeping it that way.
I certainly have my preference…