“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change” (The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin).
Change is the basic law of nature, and as individuals we need to be able to adapt to the physical, social, political, economic, moral, and spiritual new environment in which we might find ourselves.
It is my belief that now is the moment to think about how certain situations have changed our lives, the way we work, and the way we are “socializing”. I don’t want to rain on your parade, but I’m starting to question myself if this is just the beginning of a huge change in the way we will live our lives and work from now on.
It will be like soldiers coming back home after the war. Veterans often say that the hardest part of the military service is getting out. Transition is by far the biggest battle. And as them, we will all struggle with bills, and changes like anyone else.
Precisely, watching the news today, I listened to a nurse from the Bronx saying that fighting against the Coronavirus was like being in a war zone. This took me to think about the soldiers all over the world, specifically WW1, where the wounds inflicted on soldiers were like nothing the medical staff had dealt with before - not least in terms of the numbers of people injured. War meant that medicine had to catch up to be able to deal with these problems.
Are we ready to change and adapt to the new world ahead of us? To pick up the pieces that are left and move on?