There are certain assumptions we make about continuity: Things will continue the way they have been. The people we know will not surprise us too greatly.

These very challenging times have tested our assumptions about continuity to an extraordinary degree. Our individual lives, and the world itself, are rearranging themselves at a dizzying pace.

Human beings have highly adaptable, but there are limits on how much change we can rapidly absorb and integrate. I wonder whether there will be a breaking point, when everything happening during this crazy year just gets to be too much for everyone.

Or will we adapt? Will continual change and lack of continuity become the new normal? And after we have adapted to that, how much will we ourselves have changed?

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