SO IN RETROSPECT, IN 2015, NOT A SINGLE PERSON GOT THE ANSWER RIGHT TO
“WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF 5 YEARS FROM NOW?”
A whole new language has evolved since the dreaded news that the globe was waging a war against a virus called Covid 19. Before that fateful day, we had no need for the words that have become part of our daily norm as from just 8 weeks ago!
Lockdown – for some a welcome respite from an over active way of life and a hectic regime, possibly trying to be everything to everyone, OR NOT! Some of the wonderful kindness and caring deeds of feeding those without income, have surfaced to make one proud of humanity. However, amid this, we hear that crime is taking a new approach to making a fast ‘buck’ through “boot legging & illegal cigarette/drugs.”
Distance Learning – means much to those writing their Matric in a few months’ time, or those ending their final University year hoping to gain their degrees. Some who will have to rewrite a lot of their exams because of the ‘On Line Distance Learning.’ Some pupils are wondering if they may have to repeat this lost year in 2021?
Social Distancing – adds another dimension to communication that was rarely ever a problem, especially after cellular phones became a normal way of getting hold of staff, or nearest and dearest. This has become whenever it suits the caller. Often crossing the lines of phoning at decent times, and so lacking “respect” and “mindfulness.”
Take a look at just these words which have become the NEW NORMAL & let’s see who of you may find each word on the positive side of EMOTIOAL INTELLIGENCE – OR NOT!
1) LOCKDOWN – CAN WE LOOK AT THIS BEING USEFUL AND CREATING VALUE?
2) DISTANCE LEARNING – CAN WE SEE MORE FUTURE OPTIONS MOVING TOWARDS THIS BECOMING THE NEW NORMAL? What do you think?
3) SOCIAL DISTANCING – will be a very hard place for romance and for people hoping to meet a special partner, however, MANY ASPECTS OF BUSINESS practice is affected by this – and the debate will become more obvious as we start appreciating what the NEW NORMAL will be in business and personal communication. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS – do you think this is HELPFUL – DO YOU THINK THE AVERAGE PERSON WILL BE ABLE TO communicate their wants needs and intentions wearing, for example a mask?
4) MASKS – A noun, and used to be worn at balls and celebrations when FUN was very much a part of wearing a mask. OR as used for criminals to hide their faces. This will be with us for at least another 6 – 12 months or more. What do you think about wearing a mask everywhere, being the NEW NORMAL?