Our society has experienced a zeitgeist, magnified through tweets, memes, and various millennial journalists: “F** 2020.” “2020 was such a bad year.” “Poor us for living through 2020.” On one hand, it makes sense; it can serve as a collective therapeutic sigh to acknowledge that we’ve all been through a lot. However, for a variety of reasons, I think it’s time we move on from messages like this. Indeed, on the eve of the 2020’s last day, I’d like to forcefully renounce our current zeitgeist and its future iterations. Let me explain why.

For starters, the zeitgeist is generic. 2020…

Lucas Spangher

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