Last week we asked for predictions about the post-pandemic world.
The significant change respondents noted thus far was the social isolation and how it impacted themselves (one reader lost a relationship) and how it impacts young children and teens. One respondent dismissed the entire idea of a ‘new normal,’ and Josie yearned for more than online contact with her grandchildren and wondered how Thanksgiving and Christmas will be observed this year.
“I am no youngster at 92, but I am hopeful of the future for those that will be still here.”
Hopefully when this is over (and may it be soon) we’ll be able to look back at this time as a way to test and refine our inner resources, cultivate resilience, and learn new technology tools to help us not just survive, but thrive….in other words, to age with attitude.
One respondent said it best: “I am no youngster at 92, but I am hopeful of the future for those that will be still here. Think back to log cabin days and the isolation and their activities and the limits.”
We’ll keep the comments open for a while so you can continue to add your predictions and comments – we look forward to hearing from you!
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Virge Randall is Senior Planet’s Managing Editor. She is also a freelance culture reporter who seeks out hidden gems and unsung (or undersung) treasures for Straus Newspapers; her blog “Don’t Get Me Started” puts a quirky new spin on Old School New York City. Send your suggestions for Open Threads to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.