These are perilous times on many fronts; for those suffering from the coronavirus, their families and the rest of us who are dealing with social distancing and financial uncertainty. But even during this period, I can’t help but look to the future and see positive change ahead.
We live in a country that has endured great challenges in the past—a civil war, the Great Depression, world wars and other global conflicts and the terror attacks of 9/11. The common denominator in each of these tragic instances was that we, as a nation, prevailed. I would argue that, as challenging as these situations were, we became stronger as Americans. But this didn’t happen by chance. It was the result of very deliberate actions taken by government and business leaders even in the midst of these national emergencies.