This morning I got a press release in my inbox which presented an interesting stat.
In June, Brussels Airport welcomed 646,589 passengers.
Right, I know that’s not particularly earth-shattering, but the context will help. You see, that number is:
We’ve reached a stage where the world has been in stasis for so long that comparing to the before just isn’t helpful.
Take this example:
The world is not the same, so we’re constantly going to be comparing the before times. So we have a choice:
Do we drive ourselves insane comparing things to the times before the global pandemic?
Or do we celebrate the small victories?
I’ll take option 2, keeps me sane.
Let @johnstonjules know.
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