2022: A Year in Preview
We’re a week into the new year. So far it’s not much different than the last one. And for most people, it’ll be the same as 2021. News will happen then be forgotten. Things that cause a flurry of chatter on social media will seem irrelevant and dated mere weeks later. Everything is buzz. Everything is a hashtag. Today’s rage is tomorrow’s boredom.
Politicians will say one thing in February. The same people will say the opposite in May. The public has a short memory.
Pop culture will churn with opinions. YouTubers will amass followers over hot takes. There will be comments and retweets and unsubscribes and blocks.
People who have never read Orwell’s 1984 will post quotes from 1984. People who have read 1984 won’t be able to convince the former group they should actually really read it.
Months will fly by faster than we expect. It’ll be summer before we realize it. A project you wanted to finish will sit there untouched for a lot longer than you thought.
You’ll have some success, stop doing what was working, and wonder what happened. Then realize what happened. You’ll try to backtrack.
But, despite all this, as long as the general trend of improvement has an upward trajectory, it’s ok. Moving ahead slowly is still moving ahead. Plodding through things is still forward momentum. Keep on keeping on.1