2022 - A lookback
2022, a middling year. Kind of like Class 8th in school. Just recovering from the vagaries of chaos and infancy, and yet pumped about the future. The year was still about shaking off the dread and trauma of the pandemic years, and yet heralded a newer and better time ahead for us collectively. We crossed the 8 billion mark as a unit, and lost millions of friends and family to war and disease. We were enthralled by ChatGPT and AI, and were hit with the double whammy of the Great Layoffs and Inflation. I guess dichotomies exist in every year, every timespan - but boy was 2022 a reminder of that.
I remarked last year that 2021 was a year of perseverance. I think 2022 was just a year of weariness. Everyone around me emerged battered and bruised, and did face more challenges. I guess as we’re getting older, life is getting less rosy. Which is helping us hold precious moments of happiness...
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