After the pandemic fears abate, the next round of global events will occur
We have many versions of ourselves. We are at once an employee or an entrepreneur, a consumer, an investor and a citizen. And most often the interests of these versions of ourselves can be in conflict. As an employee, I want the highest wage and benefit packages, but as a consumer, I want the lowest prices. As an investor, I want the highest return, which can mean low wages or even lower environment standards, but this conflicts with me the worker and me the citizen. As a citizen, I want the highest level of government services but as a taxpayer I am unwilling to pay my due. The pandemic we are living through right now has broken the status quo across the world. The disruption that the world thought would come from the future in the form of humanoids, has come from the past as a mahamari, a chhoot ki bimari. Terms we have only heard from our nanis and dadis as we would listen wide-eyed to their stories of the past. This disruption will rewrite some parts of our lives and some parts will go back so fast that this time will only be a memory in a few years.