The reason that many people are focused on the future is due to the detriment this nation has had. Over two hundred thousand people lost their lives due to COVID-19. Many like Alexander Djerassi, are excited to see what the future will bring. The best way to remain positive is through self-reflection. When a person is only concentrated on the negatives it can be difficult to see the possibilities the future has. With 2021 coming sooner than people expect, it is clear that there is a lot to focus on. For example, when a person is categorizing all the negatives that happened it shouldn’t be for the wrong reasons. By self-reflecting and talking about the past as a way of growing a person can dig deep and see what there is to look forward to in the future. As more and more people are eager to start the new year, it goes without saying to have gratitude. Those who lost their lives in 2020 should be respected and their legacies should live through everyone who survived.