Back to normal?
When this whole Covid-19 thing is over people say they want to get back to normal but what really is that?
Why do we want to go back to a time where inequality was rife? Where the people who have literally been keeping the country going – the key workers – were classed as unskilled? Where money matters more than family?
Do we really want to go back to that normality? Where community was only practised by a few? Where gratitude for the “dirtier” occupations was sneered at as opposed to applauded?
Personally I hope we don’t go back to that normality. I don’t want to go back to the normality of a dog eat dog world where those less fortunate than ourselves are shunned for some reason.
We managed to find accommodation for the homeless (albeit notwithstanding the problems that that brings about)
We managed to look out for the elderly and the infirm – and as a priority not an afterthought.
We looked out for the mental health of everyone not just a select few.
We started to appreciate that money and fame isn’t everything. Of course money helps but it will not prevent something as deadly as Covid-19….no matter how much you have or how well known your face is.
I don’t want to go back to normal. I want to help be part of creating a new more caring normal.