Everyone should, one might expect, make decisions as we would – because we understand our perspective. There are nuances, of course, when other people see things another way, take a different slant. And that all made sense.
Then came COVID-19; our world got pretty weird for a while, and now we struggle with little things like they are demons and dismiss demons like they are small things.
I’ve been confused by several people lately, behaving very differently than I would have typically expected, and maybe I’ve behaved differently too.
Choices are comfortable when the facts are someone else’s, but when it’s our life, money, business, or career, it’s suddenly very personal.
Understanding irrationality fascinates me.
I don’t think I’m alone – or that you are either, but we’d be fools to not realize so many things have changed in such a short time that how anyone handles anything doesn’t make the same kind of sense that is used to, and yesterday’s nonsense is now today’s new normal. We could scream or stomp our feet, but we know that won’t do any good. But that’s just modifying our behavior to fit a different set of feelings because we think we should make better sense of things and people.
Mark, as you say. we all owe the front line workers a HUGE thank you for doing their work during COVID-19. And, as you say, the unions haven’t been in the media much, possibly as things were going so well. But, especially in Alberta with the UCP in power, I think and I hope we will hear much more from them. LH, Lethbridge, AB