The month of April 2017 was a 5 universal month. The number 5 is all about change, freedom, and moving quickly. If you thought events were moving beyond your control last month, they probably were.
Many people noticed that President Trump tended to reverse what he had said and/or promised. While this has become a bit of a habit for him, it happened much more often during April. Much of this appears to be because he is discovering that running a country is far more convoluted than running a business. He has had to make changes on the fly.
North Korea tried to prove its freedom by running several missile tests. Of course, this was not a particularly constructive use of freedom, and its neighbors - and the United States - reacted by telling North Korea to cease and desist. While nobody really wants war, several countries are gearing up for war, just in case North Korea decides to hit something with one of its missiles.
One of the results of increased freedom and change is a tendency to get in trouble. Those involved in health care, education, and law enforcement all noticed a sharp increase in interpersonal problems. People tend not to be as careful as usual, resulting in more injuries. People with mental issues tended to need psychiatric attention. (In fact, I have a friend who is an EMT, and bringing people in to hospitals for psychiatric attention was an unusually large part of his job last month.) My primary job is in an elementary school, where we saw a sharp increase in detentions. The Crime Watch section of our local newspaper has been full of stories of people who get pulled over for very minor traffic infractions, and then get arrested due to outstanding warrants or having drugs or open alcohol containers in the car. They have also been able to catch several burglars red-handed.
What sort of big changes or uses and abuses of freedom did you notice in the news last month?