The Brief: Based on a New York Times opinion piece, "you can be a different person after the pandemic" memes showcase the possible personas a post-pandemic future may hold.

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“You can be a different person after the pandemic” memes were inspired by a New York Times opinion piece by Olga Khazan that was published on April 6th. The article explores how people are using quarantine and the impending end of the pandemic to reemerge with a different personality, lifestyle, and/or outlook.

On Twitter, people have run with the headline to make memes about the concept of becoming a “different person” after the pandemic. Many of these memes reference movies where a character undergoes a dramatic change or seeks to reinvent themself.

https://twitter.com/dynamofire/status/1381452874132058113

https://twitter.com/SparkNotes/status/1381618825662234633?s=20

https://twitter.com/collinsapera/status/1381659882013663233