April 6, 2020-
Several people are trying to circulate chain posts around social media. I don’t copy and paste anything, verbatim, as hackers are sometimes behind the posts. I do note what is making the rounds, though, and one of the most popular items has been a listing of what has changed, in the last five weeks.
I will hold off on making my own list. We have a way to go, yet, before all is said and done. I do have a sense that only the most durable and equitable of institutions will still be standing, five years-or even five months, from now. There will still be banks, and probably credit unions, as we need a medium of exchange to maintain commerce. There will still be government, hopefully one based on the rule of law. There will still be regular communication, as we are a social species and will figure a way to keep in touch, even in the absence of what we have now. There will still be goods and services, including restaurants and cafes, for the reason I just mentioned. Most of all, there will still be the human spirit-alive, well and forward-looking.
We have miles to go, and eons to live.