Stop the World I Want to Get Off

I have a friend that I have not seen in many years. We used to work together and whenever things got a bit much for him he would say ‘stop the world I want to get off’.
We are living in such strange times right now and it feels like he has said it again but this time it worked and many many more people have joined him.
Will we be able to get back on again or will everything have shifted too far from its axis?