Edition: | Antonio Duarte Santos

We humans are not programmed to witness sudden changes and new realities that come from them, but reality is much more conventional than our ideas. This means that the post-Covid-19 reality will be more uncertain, propagating risk and, therefore, fear and precaution. It is the advent of rapid transformations that will force us to be more humble in the face of nature, conviviality and teaching.

The myth of digital increases some qualifications in the short term, but in the long term it changes the method of transmitting knowledge with obvious reflexes on the employment model, therefore on productivity and leisure. In other words, this trilogy that we are watching will follow its adaptive course over time. Meanwhile, this turmoil is already creating a gap between generations.

We walk a path between the face-to-face way of life and the remote way of life. Adapting to a new job market that awaits us will continue to generate income without which living and leisure will not bring well-being. Teaching places are being reinvented, provoking familiarity with digital platforms and remote contacts. There will be no doubt about the theoretically harmful effects on the qualifications of students and on the continuous training of those who work. Gently, everything changed.

The reflection of the turmoil caused by the pandemic made what was already latent more evident, that is, it accelerated the complementarity of the learning and knowledge cycle to the job market. This is what we intend to rehearse with this testimony.

Key words: qualifications, well-being, generations, employment