Define the New Normal

Define The New Normal- Day 31/31: “As we collectively redefine the new ‘normal’ and rebuild, what would you like to see as the primary institutional change in society?” Response: “In the ‘new normal,’ we better appreciate how connected we are globally. We recognize that our international connectedness is actually our strength and should be celebrated; we depend on our collective innovations and the sharing of knowledge across countries to be prosperous and healthy.” -Katie Whipkey Policy Researcher ...

Define The New Normal- Day 30/31: “As we collectively redefine the new ‘normal’ and rebuild, what would you like to see as the primary institutional change in society?” Response: “I would change the school system to do away with mandated courses and teachers.  This way you can motivate students to do what they like instead of making them focus too much on making money. The students would get more value instead of being forced into specific programs.  In this way, you also get far fewer students who get left back or quit school.” -Julio van Ginkle ...

Define The New Normal- Day 29/31: “As we collectively redefine the new ‘normal’ and rebuild, what would you like to see as the primary institutional change in society?” Response: “To me what is abundantly clear now more than ever is just how interconnected and dependent on each other we truly are. The choices that we as individuals make have far-reaching impacts on a global scale and understanding this is crucial for our survival. I hope that the new normal is that through increased educational access, science is championed further and leads the decisions that we make in all levels of society.” -Mickey Bethune ...

Define The New Normal- Day 28/31: “As we collectively redefine the new ‘normal’ and rebuild, what would you like to see as the primary institutional change in society?” Response: "It would be nice to have better organized horeca working hours so that it is quiet at night and the police actually monitor this." -Olya Kudina ...

Define The New Normal- Day 27/31: “As we collectively redefine the new ‘normal’ and rebuild, what would you like to see as the primary institutional change in society?” Response: “To blow kisses when you meet a friend instead of pressing them on the check three times as a routine.” -Martijn Heringa ...

Define The New Normal- Day 26/31: “As we collectively redefine the new ‘normal’ and rebuild, what would you like to see as the primary institutional change in society?” Response: ““Ik wil graag dat mensen naar elkaar om blijven kijken.  De gemeente zou al haar medewerkers twee uurtjes per twee weken vrijwiligerswerk moeten laten doen in werktijd.” Translation: “I would really like it if people continued to pay attention to one another. The municipality should have all its employees volunteer for two hours every two weeks during working hours.” -Janna Nijeboer ...

“As we collectively redefine the new ‘normal’ and rebuild, what would you like to see as the primary institutional change in society?” Response: “Als we het hebben over normaal bedoelen we meestal een situatie van vrede, veiligheid, voorspoed en voorspelbaarheid. Eeuwenlang betekende normaal: oorlog, hongersnood, epidemieën, overstromingen, en onzekerheid.  Dat was de dagelijkse realiteit. En in vele landen van de wereld is dat nog steeds zo. Abnormaal bestaat niet, hooguit onwenselijk.” Translation: “When we talk about normal we mostly mean a situation of peace, safety, prosperity and predictability. For many centuries normal meant war, famine, epidemics, floods and uncertainty.  That was the daily reality. And in many countries of...

“As we collectively redefine the new ‘normal’ and rebuild, what would you like to see as the primary institutional change in society?” Response: “Meer waardering voor elkaar.  Minder gehaaste maatschappij: meer begrip/ hulp voor de zorg/ cultuur sector.” Translation: “More appreciation for each other. Less hurried society: more understanding / help for the care / culture sector.” -Britt Benschop ...

“As we collectively redefine the new ‘normal’ and rebuild, what would you like to see as the primary institutional change in society?” Response: “Stop discriminating based on caste and religion." -Prasad Kathale ...

“As we collectively redefine the new ‘normal’ and rebuild, what would you like to see as the primary institutional change in society?” Response: “Ik zou willen dat de overheid meer rekening houdt met zzp'ers! Een langdurig sluiten/platleggen van kleine bedrijven is slecht voor de gehele economie. Mits de veiligheidsmaatregelen in acht worden genomen zouden mensen weer sneller aan de slag mogen gaan. Alsnog moet ik zeggen dat we ons gelukkig mogen schatten om in Nederland te mogen wonen. Juist in deze tijd leer ik de vrijheden die wij hebben te waarderen." Translation: “I would like the government to take more account of self-employed people!...