COVID, lockdown, a bit depressing
This lockdown feels so different from the first one. Cars everywhere. We talk about "lockdown fatigue", but I think it goes deeper than just being tired of the whole thing. I think British people have lost the sense that what they do makes any difference.
Hundreds of psychological studies have shown that results and feedback are motivating, while not seeing any results is deeply demotivating. Well, we've changed the way we live, we've trashed the economy, we've stayed away from loved ones and we're still hitting record numbers of cases. No wonder people are feeling like there's no point.
I don't know what the answer is. I don't know how you get the public to un-learn the lesson that making the effort isn't worth it.
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