Thursday, April 23, 2020

The Great Disruption

It's impossible to predict the future.

This has always been true.

It feels yet more true in light of SARS-CoV-2.

And yet, I wonder if we'll potentially come to know this as The Great Disruption.  It is that, even if we don't apply the label.

"Everything" is shifting for us - I think more than we know.  In transportation, education, energy, medicine, housing, employment, uses of technology and more. 

It's also such an urgently difficult time for many.  I know several personal friends and professional colleagues and family members who have lost jobs, been displaced, been locked down - and a few will never get their jobs back.  A few may lose homes - become forced to move - becoming exiles in future weeks.

This single article was quite impactful to me, of too many articles/blogs I'm discerning: "This Is Hard For Everyone. It’s Even Harder For Parents Who Don’t Make Much Money. By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux." 

I hope we find our way forward in caring ways.  This is hard for everyone.

It's harder for some.  And, even as we are each impacted, some of us must "do more" to help others and to prepare for a better future.

Toward eupan ~

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

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