A Brave New World?

When To ChangeOne of the benefits of the enforced isolation is that it has thrown the distinction between urgent and important into sharp relief. The world has been coping with a situation that is both urgent and important – and people have grown in the process and shown genuine humanity to their fellow human beings. Now, we may have a better understanding of what is really important – instead of merely urgent – instead of having our lives thrown into panic mode by contrived emergencies and demands. It has given us a tantalising glimpse of a brave new world.

I have now had the opportunity to focus on what really matters – my family, friends and the things, people and places that animate my life.

When some form of normality returns I would still like to be in a world that is kinder, more focussed and more in touch with itself than the madhouse that closed down in Mid-March.

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