Our world has changed immensely in the last few weeks but amid the upheaval and distress, there are reasons to believe we can emerge from the crisis with some human qualities enhanced, writes Matthew Syed.
The coronavirus has turned our lives upside down and, although we hope to return to some version of normality in the coming months, it is probable that nothing will quite be the same again. Many have lost their livelihoods and businesses, and there is no diminishing the difficulties - emotional and financial - this has brought in its wake. But amid the darkness, there are also opportunities. Opportunities to reimagine the world and one's place within it. Reversal techniques are typically used by people working in the creative industries to come up with new products or innovations. I wonder if we can all use it to seek out a silver lining or two amid the grey clouds.
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Matthew Syed is the author of Rebel Ideas: the Power of Diverse Thinking
Drawings by Emma Lynch.
I don’t know why.
But taking this crisis to grow and evolve a better world,
are for me the only option.
Do you agree?
I agree. Forward with a constructive and a positive attitude.
Right now that feels like something that has to be conquered anew every single day!
I hope the old world is gone and the new world is kinder. I hope our leaders learn. Time to befriend each other and create a better world. The world is quiet now and we learn, we are the same in many ways.