Americans Are Finally Relaxing

I have the feeling that the COVID19 pandemic is going to change the way we live in the US, after this crisis is controlled. For the first time since I came to this country, I’m seeing people actually relaxing en mass.

Since the 1970’s, most Americans have worked extra hours in order to compensate for freezing in hourly wages which as a consequence has resulted in a people who have been exhausted, overworked and underpaid, for the most part.

I’m not sure if many Americans will now sacrifice what they have finally gotten unless they absolutely need the money for survival. Inevitably, there will be many who will gladly work 60 hours a week in order to be able to eat out, and buy, buy and buy more. Many will not anymore, I bet.

I don’t know man. Maybe I’m in the minority of people who think this way. Are we going to redefine trades after this crisis is over? Only time will tell… people are relaxing.

Would they want to gamble what they got for the opportunity to eat out, buy another cheap product made in China, or for the opportunity to buy luxury items?

Hmmm, I’m skeptical.

Author: Dr. Luis Camillo Almeida

Communication Arts professor who has taught over a thousand students in his career. By empathizing with his students, he advises them to think with no box and motivates them to have a successful college life. Through his multifaceted approach to traditional and new medias, his students have the opportunity to become better communicators. Dr. A has helped hundreds of young adults to truly discover who they are, what makes them tick and where their passions lie, in order to achieve long term success in life. He is a very productive college professor who can be found on a variety of social media outlets, public and academic sources, and even on merchandise showcasing his photographic art. Technology complements but doesn’t define him. Colleges house him but can’t hold him.

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