Adapting under a new lifestyle: turning the crisis into an opportunity “Time for a Great Reset”

          Recently, the WHO commented that COVID 19 could become an endemic disease. That will always be with us, just like dengue fever. Tthe world community must learn to live with this disease.

  With some patterns of daily life changing. Because social distancing measures create new lifestyle bases. For example, public health will become an important global agenda. Especially international cooperation in the field of medicine. A new world organization with more regional dependence (regionalization) and the role of the digital economy that will come faster with more flexible lifestyles.

          This crisis gives us an important lesson that. 

The use of lockdown measures is costly in exchange for life and public health. That health, social and economic problems are not separate matters. As well as we have seen important national resources are Strong cooperation power from all sectors In the future.  We should continue to use this force to turn this crisis into a Great Reset opportunity , combined with the idea of ​​the proposal of World Economic Forum 11 founder Klaus Schwab :

         1. Help reduce short-term impacts Along with long-term economic restructuring.

 The government should use this large budget to remedy those who have suffered to spread to the target audience As well as investing money to create new investment waves of the country to solve economic structural problems at the same time, such asThe lower cost healthDevelopment of tourist attractions and career by the community Project development under the 20-year water management plan (2018–2037) has been realized to address drought and floods that often damage farmers. Green city development Ecological building Developing labor skills and building careers Especially for local returning workers and those who lost their jobs in large cities. It helps to create employment and compensate for the impact of the crisis in another way.

         2. Reform of the economic institutional system contributing to sustainable growth. 

By creating an open and fair market system Free competition that creates incentives for labor to develop themselves And create incentives for entrepreneurs to invest and develop innovations to compete in the world market Public policy reform with the ultimate goal to address inequality problems such as increasing the efficiency of taxation. Along with reviewing the benefits for the high income earners Or enterprises that have the potential to compete and reform the social welfare system To cover informal workers Or workers working in new forms and extending labor in the system

          3. Arming the technology tools to support Thailand 4.0 to raise the bar for growth and keep pace with the rapidly changing world. 

Both public health such as distance medicine, education such as online teaching, transportation such as delivery services. And working from home To use this crisis as an opportunity to leapfrog knowledge and technology skills to the general public. And to develop the country to become a digital economy

         4. Creating awareness and participation of people in accelerating skills development. 

Apart from the people, they must help maintain hygiene in order to prevent the second outbreak. And flexibility to quickly adapt to economic activities under a new lifestyle base. The public sector has to accelerate the development of their own potential to be “Workers of the future in the 21st century” in an era where people have to work with more machines and technology.

 Workers must therefore be flexible and ready to learn at all times (lifelong learning). Especially in fields necessary for their future careers, such as technology knowledge. Marketing knowledge, especially online Foreign language Including entrepreneurial skills (entrepreneurship) to increase employment opportunities and increase income. 

           I would like to end this article with a well-known phrase by Dr. Viktor Frankl.

A famous Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist. who survived the brutality of a concentration camp: “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are. challenged to change ourselves. ”When we are unable to change the situation.  That means the time we have to change ourselves, ” which would be fine in the current situation.