Humans tend to lean negative. Most of us are not used to thinking about opportunity in the middle of crisis. Our best version of optimism is trying to go back to the status quo. We feel safe when we are surrounded by familiar landmarks of how life is supposed to work. But what happens if what we have and what we are experiencing is not normal? Perhaps what we're going through is just a transition period for us to get to our highest and greatest self? Perhaps we're on our way to something even better than status quo. Here are five current developments that may be pointing to better days ahead.
We're building climate change resilience. You think the COVID-19 affected world is tough? Climate change may make this pandemic look like a folk dance. However, going through this has been a wake up call on how to deal with crises of scale --- exactly what climate change will bring. Nothing like trial by fire to bring everyone up to speed.
Relationship bonding and re-discovery. Raise your hand if you discovered deeper parts of your relationships during the various quarantines. In the book Bowling Alone , the author talks about how our modern society has leaned toward individual aloneness, much to our detriment. The recent quarantine periods forced us to connect with others. Maybe we needed this to break the aloneness trend.
Why we're better together. The US will be a cautionary tale of how working together and looking out for each other is better than the "you're on your own" idea . Our lack of a collective, unified approach to a problem has created an unnecessary and deadly version of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US border.
Black lives really do matter. After centuries of denying this human truth, a page has been turned in seeing how important valuing all of humanity is to the well being of all of it's citizens. A promissory note has been written in how we'll treat all humans of the future. Let's see if we make full payment and pay off this past due debt.
Development of new economic systems is full speed ahead. “Huge gaps in spending and living conditions are threatening the existence of our system,” That was Ray Dalio, founder of one of the biggest hedge funds in the history of Wall Street. He's a little late to the conversation, but it's good to note that there is a realization across the board that the current system isn't working. Recent events have prompted many who have been working on better, more appropriate systems for the time to forward their ideas.
One organization that has been forwarding a new system of education is ready to provide world class education online, especially to African American children. Watch this video, then read about the other cutting edge development projects happening around the world at www.chetsisk.com
Chet W. Sisk is an author and one of the world's leading Social Futurists. He is also expert on the current world paradigm shift. Find out more about him and the LEAD Global Team at www.leadtheshift.com or you can write him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org