Relax, it’s only the end of civilization

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.