I was talking to the wonderful Tiffany Ash last week on a new podcast which I have started, and the actress was really good value and a pleasure to have on. Of all the things that we discussed, the pandemic of course was something that took center stage. This is the weirdest thing that the majority of us have ever seen, and so of course it is dominating much of the conversation around the world. Tiffany and I got stuck into the positivity which we can expect post-pandemic, rather than dwelling on the negatives, and here is what we reckon will happen after everyone is vaccinated and this is all over.
There is no doubt in my mind that once this is over, traveling is going to increase a phenomenal amount. Because of the fact that so many of us lost travel plans or were forced to cancel, not to mention the fact that so many of us have been locked away for such a long time, the moment that we can travel will see millions getting booked up.
One point which Tiffany made which I really agree with is the fact that we are going to see cultural explosions after all of this, including a great amount of new music. There are 2 reasons that this is going to happen, the first is because many established artists will have been in their homes for such a long time, creating high quality music in a calm environment. The second reason why there will be this type of explosion is because of the fact that most musical revolutions come from a negative situation. Things can’t get much more negative than they have been this year, and so this should see a new, jilted generation of musicians rise up.
It is important that we don’t get too carried away with regards to how great everything will be once this is over, because the truth is that there will be some consequential problems. For example there is been an incredible amount of economic support for communities, individuals and businesses this year. Sadly that money had to come from somewhere, which meant borrowing, and that money will have to be paid back. We can expect some level of economic hardship once this is all over.
Love and Hugs
What this year should have taught us all, more than anything else, is the importance of having people around us. Those loved ones who we have not been able to see, those friends who we have not been bale to hug, this all matters and we can expect that once this is all over, that we remember those feelings of not being able to see each other. That is why above all else post-pandemic, we expect a world with much more love and many more hugs than we have ever seen before, right?
Let’s hope that this is all over very soon indeed.