Sunday Poser: Changes for 2021

Today’s post is going to be a relatively quick one. I hardly slept at all last night and really need to rest, but I’d also like to write something to wind down for the night. I’m joining Sadje’s Sunday Poser. The question is about the changes you wish to see in 2021. I traditionally write a post of personal hopes for the new year in early January, so I won’t make this too personal.

Like Sadje, I agree that I totally wish this COVID-19 crisis will end. I really hope the vaccine will be distributed fast. I’ve already heard that the staff of care facilities may get the vaccine in late January here. That being said, I doubt things will move as quickly as it looks now, because we have a rather slow-thinking health minister.

We’re due to have a national election here in the Netherlands in March. I really hope the right won’t win more seats in the Lower House than they have now, but I must say I don’t hope for a huge move to the left either. In this sense, I don’t hope much will change, although my leftist conscience does tell me I need to object to Mark Rutte getting yet another term as prime minister. My centrist intellect says he isn’t so bad after all.

Honestly, of course, I do think a lot needs to change on a larger scale. We need to truly show our stewardship towards the planet and we need to distribute wealth and health more evenly. That does make me worried for my own sake though, as I know I’m relatively healthy and wealthy considering the world at large. I shouldn’t be so selfish though.

Lastly, like Sadje, I definitely hope people become less divisive and extremist in their encounters with others. If COVID taught the world one thing, it should’ve been that it can affect us all.

9 thoughts on “Sunday Poser: Changes for 2021

  1. We do share similar wishes and hopes for the world at large. I do hope that your wishes may come true. As for your government, I would read up on it as you’re the first blogger from Netherlands that I know.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts

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    1. Thank you for commenting. The Dutch government is usually pretty conservative. Mark Rutte is from the party VVD, which is a right-wing party. The Christian parties are also on the government. We do have some right-wing extremist parties and some pretty far left ones too, but they don’t usually get much influence in the government (and when they do, the government usually doesn’t last its term). I used to be pretty leftist, but now with the current government, I’m honestly more or less content.

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