Human beings are constantly going through change. What is "normal" today, will be 'the past' tomorrow. A good illustration of this concept is the human life cycle. Infants grow and learn. The newborn baby is carried around, fed, and cleaned. (S)he is able to communicate only through crying and smiling. For a short time, that is normal. Then, (s)he learns to crawl. A new normal is established. As the baby grows, learns, and is able to do more for him/her-self, new normals are established then changed.
Does normal stabilize when people become adults?
People constantly make changes which bring about a "new normal" in their lives. They change jobs, move to a new place, get married, have kids, grow older, deal with medical issues, adopt pets, etc. Every person experiences, and adapts to, changes in his/her "normal" on a daily basis. Some of those changes are small, others are huge. Some are great, others are horrible.
Most often, an event which causes such change is small-scale and few people are affected. There are incidents which affect a neighborhood, a town, or a city. Less frequently experienced are large-scale situations that affect an entire country. Rarely, there arises a world-wide, catastrophic crisis which affects all of humanity.
For nearly a year now, we have been living through the latter. Every human being on our planet has been affected and is coping and adapting to the best of his/her ability. Each of us has made significant changes in our lifestyles and in our opinions of life. Some people have completely reversed their core beliefs while others have strengthened their convictions. Many people claimed that they would be glad when 2020 ended because 2021 was bound to be better. Then 2021 continued with upheaval.
Did upheaval become the "new normal"? Perhaps, for now, it did. It WILL change though. Life will settle down again to a different "new normal", which will eventually change into yet another new normal. Perhaps an old adage should be changed to say: There are three things that are guaranteed in life - death, change, and "new normals".
So, take heart my friends! We will continue to grow. We will continue to learn. We will continue to make new advancements. We will continue to adapt, and we will continue to establish "new normals".
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