This kind of optimistic sangfroid is right up my alley:
Collapse isn’t necessarily as scary as it sounds, by the way. It’s merely a society’s rapid and involuntary simplification. Yes, some collapses have segued into “dark ages,” but they needn’t have. The alternative is to embrace simplification and call it innovation, if that helps.
That’s Andreas Kluth making the case that we should se the pandemic as an opportunity to reset and simplify—from personal consumption to demosclorotic excess. The whole thing is worth reading.