I was asked the other day why I didn’t seem affected by all the changes to the COVID restrictions, politics, and basically everything. Sometimes I respond with, “it is what it is,” and keep moving on. The truth is, I absolutely hate that saying, but it always answers the question for the people who ask.
The actual answer about why I am not outraged by injustice, why I am not shocked by the restrictions we have been forced to live under, why I am not upset that half of the world isn’t listening to the other half and vice versa is that I am, but I know something that up until recently I thought everyone knew.
Life Is An Endless String Of Events
Anyone in technology is pretty much indoctrinated into this mindset relatively early. The changes are constant and endless. The next new hack is the one you need protection against, the next new system is the one you must implement, and the next new regulation is the one you must work with. Most people spend so much time jumping from one project to the next that over time they inherently hope there is a landing place.