First He Fired His Employer: Are You Ready For Society’s Great Reframing?

by Adam Felts

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.

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Adam Felts

Adam Felts is a researcher and writer at the MIT AgeLab. Currently he is involved in research on the experiences of family caregivers and the future of financial advice. He also manages the AgeLab blog and newsletter. He received his Master's in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Boston University in 2014 and his Master's of Theological Studies from Boston University in 2019.

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