Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World - Deepstash
Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World

Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World

Fareed Zakaria


Keep reading for FREE

1. Safety for Humanities future

Zakaria describes human progress as having built a fancy sports car without any safety precautions in case we "crash" ( pandemics, economic downturn, etc.)

We can't control the world's circumstances but we can control their impact. Resetting the world should be done sustainably so that we ensure we can live to see the future we are trying to create


118 reads

2. Improve the quality of government

The wellbeing of a country is determined by the quality of the decisions made by those entrusted to make those crucial decisions these are our supposed "leaders" who set policies on how to deal with a situation such as an opportunity. Depending on the mindset of your leaders, situations of crisis can present an opportunity for growth or a decline into misery.


92 reads

3. Markets don't dictate happiness

Whether the market is performing well doesn't mean that social ratings will be on the up. The markets merely represent the state of BUSINESS affairs rather than people's actual WELLBEING. Although the country must perform well economically it's also highly important that the social well-being of people is maintained to ensure long-term economic growth.


85 reads

4. Experts and People need to develop mutual respect

The pursuit of knowledge should be for the benefit of ALL mankind regardless of whether some choose to be ignorant.

•  Form a community where ideas can be shared between the "experts" and citizens

• No matter much success you attain you can still learn from those who aren't so fortunate.


72 reads

5. Technology

The digital world is growing and it is only growing better with time. We have seen the possibilities that come with technological advances it only makes sense that we integrate these systems into our livelihood, now and forever more.

However, technology at the moment does not have the intrinsic qualities of humans. We are the greatest invention to have graced this earth. At the moment technology is an extension of what is already a great machine, a tool for mankind to prosper.


60 reads

6. Humans are social creatures

The very idea of cities is that people have peace to socialize, whether it's the professional or casual-the very idea that we have a setting where we live amongst each other for work and play allows us to create social interactions. The rise of social media is a great indicator of how sociable we are, we can share our daily experiences with others and, we can start and break down movements at a click of a button. Both the pandemic and advances in technology have increased our need to connect.


55 reads

7. The Gaps

Inequality is happening across different arenas in our lives not just rich and poor.

Unequal access to health facilities is another issue that has been emphasized although we can implement some technologies to counter the effects as shown during the pandemic.


56 reads

8. Globalization

In a world connected by technology and new technologies that will continue to connect more people it's fair to say that more frontiers are waiting to be explored. These technologies not only connect different people but different economies as well. The book notes that this will bring both opportunity and conflict between economies.


57 reads

9. A bipolar world

The rise of a new "superpower" in China, and the different ways of thinking (right and left-wing) are giving rise to bipolarity.

The world must get on the same page about the future. We can work together to achieve our common goals while also fulfilling our purposes.


58 reads

10. Liberalism

Human advancement has seen the liberation of many people alleviating them from dire circumstances. This same connectedness is the main culprit for the spread of Covid. However, this same connectedness has allowed us to beat the virus.

Liberating people is more than an economic advantage, countries, and people are better off when there is no war, segregation, etc. This connectedness has also allowed people to improve their quality of life by collaborating across different platforms  has allowed the partnership of graet mind to form greater ideas.

We need each now more than ever.


58 reads

Lesson learnt from COVID-19

Ready for the next level?

Read Like a Pro


Explore the World’s

Best Ideas

200,000+ ideas on pretty much any topic. Created by the smartest people around & well-organized so you can explore at will.

An Idea for Everything

Explore the biggest library of insights. And we've infused it with powerful filtering tools so you can easily find what you need.

Knowledge Library

Powerful Saving & Organizational Tools

Save ideas for later reading, for personalized stashes, or for remembering it later.

# Personal Growth

Take Your Ideas


Organize your ideas & listen on the go. And with Pro, there are no limits.

Listen on the go

Just press play and we take care of the words.

Never worry about spotty connections

No Internet access? No problem. Within the mobile app, all your ideas are available, even when offline.

Get Organized with Stashes

Ideas for your next work project? Quotes that inspire you? Put them in the right place so you never lose them.


2 Million Stashers



5,740 Reviews

App Store



72,690 Reviews

Google Play

Sean Green

Great interesting short snippets of informative articles. Highly recommended to anyone who loves information and lacks patience.

Ashley Anthony

This app is LOADED with RELEVANT, HELPFUL, AND EDUCATIONAL material. It is creatively intellectual, yet minimal enough to not overstimulate and create a learning block. I am exceptionally impressed with this app!

Shankul Varada

Best app ever! You heard it right. This app has helped me get back on my quest to get things done while equipping myself with knowledge everyday.


Don’t look further if you love learning new things. A refreshing concept that provides quick ideas for busy thought leaders.

Jamyson Haug

Great for quick bits of information and interesting ideas around whatever topics you are interested in. Visually, it looks great as well.

Laetitia Berton

I have only been using it for a few days now, but I have found answers to questions I had never consciously formulated, or to problems I face everyday at work or at home. I wish I had found this earlier, highly recommended!

Giovanna Scalzone

Brilliant. It feels fresh and encouraging. So many interesting pieces of information that are just enough to absorb and apply. So happy I found this.

Ghazala Begum

Even five minutes a day will improve your thinking. I've come across new ideas and learnt to improve existing ways to become more motivated, confident and happier.

Read & Learn

20x Faster





Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving & library

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Personalized recommendations


Claim Your Limited Offer

Get Deepstash Pro