The jury is still out on how this virus will end and how we’ll recover and hopefully make our future world new and better than the world we’re currently sharing. You know I’m not a super political person and I don’t like to talk about it much, but one thing that I’ve really appreciated is how some of the politicians in my area have taken to sending out regular emails with updates. There are some industries that are behind on technology and the modern age, and politics is one of them. I don’t believe in blind voting by party, I like to be educated about who politicians are and why I should vote for them, information that doesn’t often exist beyond brief and biased TV ads.
So guess who I’m strongly considering voting for if they’re on the ballot in upcoming elections? Yep, the politicians who have been sending updates. I don’t expect anyone to get it right all the time right now. I expect that things will and do change on a daily or even hourly basis. I’m not expecting unbelievable levels of details or up-to-the-minute updates. I don’t think my expectations are unrealistic, and I think that the politicians (and anyone who expects to be in business after we get through this) should be sending out some kind of regular update, or messages just to touch base and let people know that they’re around or available or what they’re doing.
Going forward I hope that we’ll all be more aware of the importance of staying in touch, of not wasting the time that we’ve got, of being honest about what we’re going through, and of building relationships of all kinds from political to commercial to personal. Communication in and of itself isn’t the answer, but it’s one of the best tools we have to not only getting through this but building a stronger and healthier tomorrow too.