New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said when it comes to moving forward, and thinking of solutions to problems, everyone should question why we do things the way we do.
“Everybody has to think outside the box. Right, because there is no box,” he said.
He said implementing new ways to safely reopen the economy will require making changes at a societal level.
“People don’t like change,” Cuomo said. “We like control more than anything, right. So it’s hard. It’s hard to make change. It’s hard to make change in your own life let alone on a societal collective level.”
He added: “If you don’t change, you don’t grow. And if you don’t run the risk of change, you don’t have the benefit of advancement.”
On the stress of a pandemic: Cuomo said “do not underestimate the stress that this situation has created.”
The governor, speaking at a news conference Sunday, said the state is monitoring trends that domestic violence, substance abuse and mental health needs are all going up.
He also said “some trends” suggest drug usage is increasing as well.