2020 is the most… what?

Here’s an interesting thought, which someone (I’ve lost the link, sorry) posted on social media earlier.

What if 2020 isn’t the most awful year we’ve experienced, but the most important?

That’s not to say it isn’t awful. Of course it is. But history is full of awful times that, with the benefit of hindsight, turned out to be hugely important. They weren’t just periods of awfulness; they were periods of transition. Sometimes very painful transition, but transition nevertheless.

What if 2020 is one of them?