Employment appears to be headed for the great resignation. A number of potential retirees delayed retirement owing to the uncertainty COVID brought back in 2020 and still continues today. The dust began to settle, and the delta dust began to stir things back up again. But eventually, this cohort of retirees will eventually leave along with the employees planning to retire in 2021 regardless.
There is another even larger cohort of knowledge workers that have seen what a simplified life might be like. Those that zoomed from their own virtual Walden’s pond may be realizing that there is more to life than simply another series of incremental meetings.
Thoreau emphasized simplify, simplify, simplify. Was it worth working that extra acre of farmland (or attending another zoom call) to purchase those blinds or that copper pump?
The new normal might look a lot simpler.