AgeLab Director Joseph Coughin writes in Forbes on the "framework" shift that has occurred for many people in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic:
People, many painfully close up, discovered how fragile life can be. Perhaps equally striking was the collective discovery that, for those that could, working from home or even working from far away ‘worked.’ The relative effectiveness of virtual work demonstrated to many that the rules, and routines before the pandemic — seemingly as immutable as the laws of physics — are, in fact, socially constructed ideas from a past era, arbitrary, and therefore entirely malleable. Before the pandemic, we believed that we had to organize our lives a certain way; after the pandemic we discovered that was not necessarily true.
Read Dr. Coughlin's thoughts in full here.