“Let’s get things back to normal”, I bet you’ve heard it said and I bet you’ve said it yourself once or twice over time.
Normal feels like a perfectly, er, normal thing to crave, it means familiar and familiar is, we like to think, preferable to unfamiliar, unexpected, unforeseen and lots of other un’s too.
But just because somthing happens all the time (and is therefore normal), it’s not exempt from being dysfunctional, inefficient, damaging. Do anything often enough and it becomes normal.
So, next time you find yourself longing for things to get back to normal, give some thought to what kind of normal got you here in the first place and ask yourself if it might be time to show norm the door.