The reason many people focus on the future is because of the disadvantage this nation has had. Over two hundred thousand people were killed by COVID-19. Many like Alexander Djerassi are excited about what the future will bring. The best way to stay positive is through self-reflection. When a person is only focused on the negatives, it can be difficult to see the possibilities of the future. With 2021 coming earlier than expected, it is clear that there is a lot to focus on. For example, if a person categorizes all the negatives that have happened, it shouldn’t be for the wrong reasons. By reflecting on yourself and talking about the past to grow, you can dig deep and see what to look forward to in the future. As more and more people want to start the new year, it goes without saying that they should be grateful. Those who lost their lives in 2020 should be respected and their legacy should outlive anyone who survived.