Even as people predicted (or rather warned) that there shall be no returning to status quo ante after Brexit, even as the advisors were cautious of the challenges ahead for Europe, Britain forayed into its uncertain future anyway, though some are viewing it as "going back to future"! Of course despite all this, there were some who thought that the status quo was a hard sell and perhaps that's what the majority who voted "Leave" believed too. Now here are some who are looking at how it will prove quite impossible for Britain to get back to status quo ante. (Page 6)
Ok, all this is fine, but so much talk about "getting back to status quo ante" got me wondering - is there ever a thing in this world which after experiencing it, allows one to return to status quo ante. Something as small as watching a powerful movie, something as natural as growing older by a day - just experiencing that one more random day of life and eventually growing older, to something as eventful as falling in love or getting married...none of them, I need to repeat, none of them would leave you in a state of 'status quo ante'. People who undergo Awakening process understand this completely, much better than the rest would comprehend it. After the Awakening is triggered, after a brief period of highs, they crave for getting back to that phase of (assumed) normalcy, infact those times of status quo ante, because the new phase shakes their existence completely.
Of course, I do understand that by using this phrase, they don't literally mean that we cannot/would want to go to status quo ante. They are either warning the predicament arising out of the decision or assessing the impact of the situation in the aftermath. Nevertheless, I don't understand this obsession for status quo ante. Of course there is no returning to it, for better or worse!