There is one question I frequently hear in conversations these days: How long will this pandemic last?
While no one can see the future, we seem to enjoy playing with different scenarios. It’s the human mind and its restlessness, coupled with our ability to interpret anything in a million ways, that provides for variety in our online conversations.
Have you heard any of these?
· Nothing will be the same again.
· It will be here to stay with us for a long time; we have to get used to living with the risk.
· Let’s hold off until next year when the vaccine is here. Then we can go back to our lives.
As I found myself oscillating among these and other options, I wondered where the scenarios we create come from?