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April 01, 2020

Since the pandemic started, I’ve been thinking about this tweet.

I kept thinking about how trauma helped people accept a new normal faster. Does it not link someone tightly to any sense of “normal” since it was shattered before? Is it a greater sense of gratitude for anything, no matter how it changes? Or simply being used to tougher times?

As someone not well versed in trauma, I can’t know. I just wish it didn’t take that to give people a more flexible, collective mindset in tough times.