Do You Believe In The Great Reset?

Definition of reset
transitive verb

1: to set again or anew
reset type
reset a diamond
reset a circuit breaker
2: to change the reading of often to zero
reset an odometer.

Do I believe in the Great Reset?  I do not know about the “great” in that question but, I do believe in RESET.

When I look back at my life, I see that I have been resetting my life every so often that I never even noticed that I was resetting my life.  Relocations, new schools, new friends, new relationships, new jobs, promotions, again relocations, marriage, parenthood, illnesses and recovery, death and coming to grips with separations, and so on and so forth.

Then came retirement and its own resets.  I had just got used to that and settled down to a sedate and contented lifestyle when Covid hit the world and while everyone had to adjust, the only difference that it made to me was to curtail my regular meetings with my friends once a month and a reunion twice a year.  I could not go to my barber and pedicurist and had to make do with long hair and toe nails till the latter got trimmed by my very considerate son.   For a while my daily quota of newspapers stopped and I was lost but made do with books and online news.

All those have now been pushed back and life is more or less back to normal except that I still hesitate to go out as I am vulnerable due to my preexisting conditions.

When and if life returns to the pre Covid ways, I will have to do very little to reset.

“Sleep is our recharge function and our reset button…and we all need a reset button sometimes.”
― Sam Owen.

I sleep soundly twice every 24 hours and that natural reset keeps me going.

This is my contribution to this week’s Friday 8 On 1 blog post topic. The other seven bloggers who write on the same topic every Friday are Maria. Sanjana, PadmumRaju, Shackman , Srinivas and Conrad.  This week’s topic was suggested by Maria. Please do go over to their respective blogs to see what they have to say on the topic. Thank you.

10 thoughts on “Do You Believe In The Great Reset?”

  1. No, I don’t particularly believe in the “Great Reset.” To “reset” capitalism to the ideals of those pushing this agenda would require cooperation likely to be impossible in this divided world. Look how long Brexit has been on the table.

    So far as personal reset, I really have no need, though I am ready for the vaccinations so that we can RESET our lives back to some semblance of what they were before 2020.

    Best wishes—say safe and COVID-free!
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  2. Don’t know about the GREAT reset. As it happens (synchronicity alert) the Angel an I were discussing the very same over dinner last night.

    At the risk of good old Conrad (in that silly con valley he used to work in) smiling at my innocence: The first time I came across “reset” when my computer would go wonky and then ask me to what date and time I’d like to reset that pile of shite. I thought it so sweet, so considerate. Magic. Alas, magic without the fairy dust.

    The metaphorical use of “reset” was introduced to me by aforementioned Angel some years ago. I can’t remember the occasion now (nothing to do with computers, all to do with life, blood, sweat and tears) and, sensibly, suggested to me to “press the reset button”, ie go back to where my equilibrium was before the fan started hitting the undesirable. It’s now become code. Reset. There is something Zen like about it. Keeping perspective before the monkey brain takes over (Neuroscience). No disrespect to monkeys.

    Since you mention the restrictions (and joys) of older age I confess and fear that I shall be so bad at it. Currently, and I don’t even believe in hell, damnation and/or the devil, my weapons of age destruction are brandishing a cross and a string of garlic for good measure. KEEO AWAY FROM ME.

    No, not you, Ramana,

  3. I wonder if Maria was referring to The Great Reset as proposed by the World Economic Forum – to rebuild the economy sustainably following the Covid pandemic. I fear Mike is right in saying that the chance of capitalism and the economy being reset is pretty small. Unfortunately most businesses are only interested in maximising their profits and don’t care how much damage they might be doing to the planet in the process.

    1. Since I do not know anything about WEF’s The Great Reset, I shall leave it to Maria to respond to your query. Unfortunately, I have to agree with your observation and hope for the best.

  4. I think post, the topic has been changed from ‘great reset’ to ‘self-centred reset’. But even then, I’d say such a reset would be a change in worldview and actions taken in response. Not easy.

  5. interesting topic but whether a “great” or even a “reset” is on my journey – not sure, things just evolve and then they are with me…or not.

    But regards to business world – there seems to be a huge rush to go get anything – the local economy seems to be intact – helped along by some 60,000 returning NZers from far flung places during the c/19 period. Those people once let loose from managed quarantine – certainly need to purchase all kinds of things including it seems houses. And that house market hasn’t slowed at all… however the tourist economy is having a lot of difficulties as the borders are closed…
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