This moment of confinement we are living in is an extraordinary moment that touches nearly everyone and has changed our perspectives. During this time we have all seen and experienced things differently — in a way that we are unlikely to forget. And, for many of us, these experiences, both good and bad, have changed our perception of priorities.
For better or for worse, we have had a peek into what it means for the world to be very different from the one we are used to each day, a world in which food and supplies flow almost continuously around the globe. For some, this glimpse has meant less commute or more time with family, while for others it has meant great hardship and personal loss.
And somewhere in our heads, in at least some, small way, it has made each of us reflect on what is truly important to us each day, and what is not — what we must have going forward, and what isn’t so important.
This revelation of our priorities has a role to play as we move forward on this planet that ultimately has a limited set of resources. We will be forced, one day, to decide what is and is not important — what we need versus what we want.