10 truths that will change our lifestyle according to COVID-19

What will the world be like after the pandemic? These 10 truths will help you make decisions to better deal with the new normal.

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10 truths that will change our lifestyle according to COVID-19
10 truths that will change our lifestyle according to COVID-19

If there is a basic question these days, it is What will the world be like after COVID-19? Some say that everything will normalize again, others point out that nothing will be the same as before. For example, social distancing to stop COVID-19 can become our new reality as we evolve more into a global society with more technology and more connectivity.

So far we have learned that we are completely connected and dependent on one another and that we all lose without solidarity with one another, especially with the weakest.

To answer the basic question we asked ourselves at the beginning of this article, we need to examine what will happen in the coming months to understand the new truths that will determine our lives after COVID-19:

  1. The world is no longer as controllable as it seemed. A knockout hit for our individual and collective pride. A huge list of major events that are “impossible to postpone” has been canceled worldwide. Three months ago, who would have imagined the suspension of the NBA, Champions League, ATP Tour, Olympic Games and countless more. We don’t have enough technology to quickly find a vaccine. It is still being discussed whether temperature and humidity have an impact on COVID-19. In parallel, the number of deaths and infected people increases daily. The dream of immortality is wider than we imagined. Obviously we control this world much less than our arrogance has led us to believe.
  2. The planet is much smaller than we thought. The great development of commercial aviation has kept physical distances to a minimum. What happens “far” today reaches the other side of the world sooner rather than later. With COVID-19 we question all health protocols in the passenger transport industry. It also forces us to rethink how many trips are absolutely necessary. The commercial aviation industry and many other industrial sectors whose business models are too vulnerable to a global crisis will likely need to be reconsidered.
  3. Individual liberties are threatened by global restrictions. The world accepts the restrictions and sacrifices that are jointly imposed for the common good. The state of vigilance is part of the new normal. It is the end of the hedonistic society (consisting essentially of selfish individuals) whose primary search for pleasure is absolutely opposite through the sense of the cooperative attitude that is essential for a successful model of globalization.
  4. The conflict between globalization and nationalism is increasing. COVID-19 forces governments, corporations, organizations, institutions and society in general to strengthen their ability to face longer periods of economic self-isolation. Completely closing the borders is one of the most important new challenges for all countries in the world. Supply chains will be local rather than global, contrary to the traditional logic of globalization. Companies will try to diversify their suppliers and prefer local suppliers even at higher costs to secure the supply chain.
  5. The feeling of saving and saving is restored. The fear and insecurity that is typical of a crisis on a global scale penetrates deeply into the individual and leads to accelerated changes in his own behavior of survival instinct. Hence is Saving before consumption becomes the setpoint. Similarly, companies will actively develop and test contingency plans and use insurance services to protect themselves from events.
  6. Justice and sustainability are essential. The economic model, which is strongly geared to growth, can no longer resist. A high level of inequality between rich and poor, a low level of mental and physical health of workers and enormous damage to ecosystems worldwide are some of the symptoms that are forcing us to change the way we do business. A new type of economy is emerging on the horizon, with a focus on socially just and environmentally robust systems.
  7. The digital transformation is omnipresent in our lives. Digital is definitely integrated into our way of life. Working, buying and studying in our home is not an illusion, but a reality. The physical approach is reduced by the digital approach. Many companies recognize the benefits of teleworking and its positive impact on labor productivity, while families recognize the benefits of electronic commerce. In-store purchases and commercial real estate will therefore be affected in the long term.
  8. Hygiene standards are raised. There will be a whole new generation of children and adolescents who will grow up and wash their hands as if they were going to the operating room. Wearing disinfectants, wearing masks and frequent hand washing are considered normal. It will take some time to restore trust. It will not be easy for most people to travel again, take part in major events or for countries to open their borders and receive tourists.
  9. Equal access to health is essential. As the crisis progressed, there was a consensus that free testing was the key to protecting everyone. When the rich and poor were affected, it became clear that we need a good health system for the entire population. The world is beginning to recognize that a pandemic is making us more equal.
  10. New leaders are on the horizon. COVID-19 citizens will consider selecting responsible leaders who do not question scientific knowledge or technology. Leadership positions like New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who are committed to eliminating the curve and not flattening it out, are most in demand. This is no coincidence, because the most successful countries in combating the pandemic are ruled by women: Tsai Ing – Taiwan, Angela Merkel – Germany and Katrín Jakobsdóttir – Iceland.

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