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The "Get To" Principle

Sitting at my kitchen table in the midst of the Coronavirus of 2020 (aka Covid-19), I am struck at the philosophy that has swept me up in the last 5 weeks of lockdown. The philosophy of "Get To".
Many reputable authors and theologians and celebrity TED-talker-types have spoken about the axis of perspective when it comes to your experience, but I have perhaps never noticed it quite so explicitly in my own life until now. The change from "have to" to "get to".

When lockdown was approaching and the lines of "work at home if you possibly can" were being spoken by the Prime Minister, a sense of excitement rushed over me as I thought, yes, I don't have to commute. The Have To in this sense is of course one of obligation; my job is in London, there is therefore no other alternative way to work in my office than to travel by train, but it sharpened my senses as I realised that I wasn't simply happy that I didn't have to commute to work, but …

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