Do we want to go back to normal?

I’ve heard that a lot recently. “I can’t wait for things to go back to normal” or “Soon we will be back to normal” and many other variations.

My question is – do we really want to go back to normal? Normal is what got us here in the first place.

Going back to normal will just perpetuate the problem that we are facing today in an over-optimized society.

Sure, I want to have some more normal contact with friends and family. But as a society I hope we don’t go back to normal because. If we are just going to be making the same mistakes over again.

The future is in the past.