The time of high school reunions on Zoom and animals taking over our cities.

by Gareth

April 16, 2020

This doesn’t have to be a time for radical self-improvement. Or “the best time to find your life’s purpose”. It could be. But it could also be a time to be still. To take stock. To allow ourselves to feel and experience what our world is going through.

There is going to come a time when “the worst is over”. When “the curve has flattened sufficiently”. The media will let us know that “it’s time to go back to life as normal”. The narrative will shift to “return to how things were before this all happened”. Will we let this time simply be memorialised to social memes about high school reunions over Zoom and animals taking over our cities? Or could it be something more impactful than that?

What will we change after this? Will we listen and learn from what we are experiencing? Will it go back to life as normal?

The way we work.
How we bank.
How we consume.
How we spend our time.
Our relationship with nature.

Global change occurs when the collective makes different choices. We are the collective. Will we make different choices when life returns to normal?

A podcast I’m enjoying.

The portal ep 27: Daniel Schmachtenberger – On Avoiding Apocalypses.

The discussion covers our current social and political models and some of their flaws. Schmachtenberger and Weinstein are two extremely bright minds talking about huge topics and they do so with linguistic grace. It’s definitely one that I’m going to have to listen to again. Uninterrupted, with a notebook.

A line of thinking spinning in my head:

Many of us now have the time to do the things that we always wished that more time for.

An album worth listening to again

If you’re between 30 and 50 years old it might be time to revisit this album. Araminta and I listened to it for the first time together. While making dinner we both sang along and shared what was happening in our lives when this album came out in 1993. Counting Crows – August and everything after.


About the author

Gareth is a Lifestyle Designer, a Perfect Day chaser and a minimalist. Based in Guatemala his highest joy is creating content that helps and inspires people to Live More Perfect Days.

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