“When you are dealing with something unknown like this, our human nature is to grasp for a guidebook, where we really should have relied on our local expertise.”
“You’ve already lifted a hundred weights, you took a break, and now you have to do it all again – only this time you know how heavy it was.”
“In this time of unknowns, we often look for a box to check, a mission. I get it. I just think that mission needs to be repurposed.”
“I’m curious, how might history look back and judge this period and its breakdowns?”
“Politics always got in the way of the public interest. This time it was completely different. We understood we are all human beings that could be affected – no one was safe. This brought our society together.”
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“When you’re immersed in lockdown, everywhere you look, the world is experiencing the same thing. There is a sense of solidarity. But then a portion of the world moves on from that to a different version and its stories are different. Do you still have this feeling of global solidarity and connection?”
“It made me think, are we actually learning? I’m not sure whether people are actually taking the time to rethink and let go of what they have believed for 40-50 years, and create space for new thinking”