We live in a rapidly expanding market economy. Actually, that’s an understatement. We’ve been living in a rapidly expanding market economy since about the mid 18th century. But in the past few years, this growth has become something more than exponential. To illustrate this point, let’s consider the life of someone born in 1750 versus the life of their grandchild born in 1800. There’s a pretty considerable difference in terms of agriculture, and if they live in a big city, there might be a noticeable shift in technology. From the 1800s to the 1900s, the change and growth of the market sped up. By the 20th century, human culture had been changing by the generation. But now is different. Now, the world is changing so rapidly that each year (eventually months or weeks) will be entirely different in terms of lifestyle from the last. Now, you can get the best movers from Mybekins.com, the best healthcare from Spectrum Health Care, or even a
Scope for your crossbow all from the comfort of your smartphone. We literally went from Mario 64 to VR headsets inside 2 decades. So how does this all apply to your lifestyle?
Variety is the spice of life
Because of a rapidly changing world, it’s much easier to grow as a person and an individual member of the market. We can see this in the gig economy. Now, your roles and responsibilities are constantly shifting to meet the demands of the market. Gone are the days of a bachelor’s degree giving people millions more over the course of a lifetime. 2020 showed us that anyone can do pretty much any job by sitting at a computer in the comfort of their living room. This amazing amount of change and freedom is like getting to start a fresh new chapter of life every day.
A burst from COVID
If you’re reading a self help article like this one, you’re probably feeling pretty down. This may or may not be the effect of specific causes, chronic conditions, a number of factors. No matter what it is, it’s probably been exacerbated by the pandemic and the lockdown from it.You might be under the impression that your depression is just bad all of a sudden, but you need to hang in there. A lot of people are feeling like this, and boy, when it gets back to normal in a few months, life is going to feel a whole lot better.
Getting your ducks in a row
While many people feel a burst of joy knowing that COVID will be over soon, others are fearful. This is for a number of reasons. Many people are introverts that are not looking forward to being members of society again. Others had advantages to their COVID lifestyle, and a lot of us are just anxious in anticipation of the change. Whatever it is, you want to hit the ground running. Make sure you have a plan for how you’re living post COVID. Challenge yourself. Go on runs. It’s time to hustle again. Good luck.