Questions have been asked of the health system, food supply chain, economy and our politicians and political systems The pillars of certainty in society have all been questioned and that leaves people with a feeling of disquiet.
Isolation, worries over jobs and finances, forced proximity to partners over an extended period of time, fear of getting sick / making others sick and being confronted with mortality all have a negative impact on mental health. We emerge from isolation into a mental health crisis.
Talk from every angle is around the need for change. Discussions that felt like they were in the far future (automation of industries for example) become current, the future becomes more urgent just as it becomes more uncertain and lines are drawn in the sand on new issues.