Miami, FL /Los Angeles , California/ In what seems like eons ago, people everywhere rang in the New Year with an exuberance and alacrity befitting the dawn of a new decade. 2020 was to bring a collective global vision into sharper focus. We the people, were to take stock of the present, mend our destructive environmental ways in order to build a better future and habitable planet for all.
As headlines grabbed us with a future rife with a “Mad Max” dystopia fraught with devastating pandemics, environmental meltdown and an ever widening gap between the haves and the have not’s there was a ground well of disbelievers. Countless others of every stripe and persuasion from Dallas to New Delhi were heralding that survival of all species was possible at the nexus of technology, empathy and simplicity. By adopting a more sustainable lifestyle, we could continue to right the wrongs plaguing us all.
A growing awakening with words like “mindfulness”, “intention” and “sustainability” were being bandied about as fast as the ‘1% ers’ and entitled mediocre men and women could say “Louis Vuitton” or “Lamborghini”.
The shifting shape of luxury: from ‘aspirational’ to ‘genuine’ was to be 2020’s on brand message. Many were trading in the ‘hump’ job for a satisfying ‘gig’. Whether recycling vinyl L.P.’s to boxing up the family’s secret recipe or putting a module in the backyard for a startup business, www.co-modeco.com the point was by doing what brings both income and a sense of purpose was feasible if not a survival imperative. To live in harmony with our surroundings, serving as stewards of our planet and not demagogues was ‘word’.
And then calamity struck, or did it? Little did the world’s population predict that while we were parsing the shock of Kobe Bryant and his families demise that lurking on the back pages of the ubiquitous mainstream media like USA Today was an airborne contagion outbreak in some obscure city in China’s vast provinces. Albeit Wuhan is a city of 11 million, who knew? The response was ambivalent at best.
Meanwhile the blame game evolved into a full scale China bashing. Meanwhile the People’s Republic stepped up to the tarmac and shipped millions of inexpensive N-95’s for cents on the 3M M-95 version at suggested retail $6.75. As China was criticized by Westerners for instituting “draconian measures that included quarantines and travel bans in January” they continued to ramp up production on test kits, sanitizers, hazmat suits, VG 70 Respirations and , yes, tragically an uptick in body bags.
As America celebrated their version of the New Year and the only Corona’s on any ones minds were the one chilling in the fridge with Super bowl just weeks from touchdown. the enforced confinement of Chinese and Italians and citizens of other nations history will prove served as inhibitors giving the world time to prepare for Covid-19 to run its global course.
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