Value of things. Value of goods. The value of life.
The biggest impact from global pandemic is social economic changes. As a consequence of an emergency, we begin to shift our focus on what is more important. The sense of crisis makes our benchmark to wisely choose our priority.
In this new situation pushes us to rethink various aspects of our daily life. Wether it will encourage individual needs, shared aspirations or community expectations.
The discipline of maintaining social distancing leads us to appreciate the value of time and other important values like being together and family that is currently not able to have. We become aware of the importance of living a good life invites us together to adjust the ecosystem of life.
Everything is reconsidered. Important or not. Necessary or not. Good or not. Give benefits to how many people or will harm more people as we go on with our lives. We don’t think for long term, but learn to be more considerate on what to buy for the now.
The value of an item or a service. And the value of living together means it cannot be exclusive.
Reactions of social distancing certainly becomes vary.
When everything becomes limited. When leaving the house becomes an opportunity to go out but also feels like going into a battlefield. The importance and what is valuable are taken into consideration each time.
Daily lives matter such as instances of appreciating food that is not wasted and seeing the advantages of buying local food ingredients is now a guide that we can admit we are doing lately.
When we buy locally. There are so many advantages towards social well-being from mutual dependence to interactions. Hygiene and freshness guaranteed, reduced waste packaging and energy if we compared the result of buying from miles and miles away, and lastly we help accelerate the economic rotation within our region. These are all benefits towards buying local.
Are we returning to the era of first world problem like life necessity ? Or when our luxury feel good items are outrageously insensitive to wish for. Because the next question will be, why do we need it ? We are all focusing on our our safety, health, earn a living and stay educated. Everything else seems secondary nowadays.
We become that person, choosing between 2 significant very different perception of values. Like buying the best and buying better. We are learning how our life feels is much more important than how our life looks.
It can even possibly become tragically irrelevant or insignificant.
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