Many people are black or white thinkers. They don’t like gray. They don’t do nuance. Others live completely in the gray zone. I, for one, live in the gray. More often than not, I’m comfortable living in the gray. I think such a framework has helped me move forward in life as I often didn’t get stuck in ambuguity.
Fast forward, however, to the year 2020. The year that we either wished we could do it over or fast forward through. Our minds are struggling on how to process it all. Society, as a whole, is struggling. Individuals, businesses and institutions are at their breaking points.
As a result of this breaking point at a molecular and societal level, there are mixed messages upon mixed messages that are permeating our everyday life.
Case in point, many businesses have in their storefront windows signs to bring both closed and open. It’s as if they can’t make up their mind. However, at this point why not have multiple signs and mixed messages at the ready? There is hardly any consistency in the air and we might as well be ready for anything that may come.