My job sometimes takes me out of the office and into the field. One recent week, I was in a high school. The week I was on the job was also the first week in school, and everyone was getting used to a new normal.
There were a lot of changes to school-as-usual, including masks, temp checks, directional traffic, more casual class changes, and many reminders to stay six feet apart when possible. I didn’t know the students in the school. I was impressed with how they seemed to be taking in all in stride. It was their new norm. They were coping, which made me wonder:
How would today’s adults have done with the current situation? How many would have been suspended or expelled because they weren’t willing to adjust to new guidelines?
Maybe we think about some people we went to high school with who had the reputation for pushing the limits, or perhaps we mainly think of the people we’re seeing in the current situation and not adjusting well, often (loudly or harshly) voicing their opinions.
Maybe it’s us?