Connecting with Others is soooooo important

One thing that I am learning during the Covid 19 pandemic is how much I miss interacting with others. We are after all social animals, according to Aristotle.  I thought that I could catch-up on my reading, household projects, yard maintenance, soduko puzzles.  I could play golf, without sharing a golf cart with a golf partner or hanging around after the round (the “19th hole” is closed).  However, I have found that I am spending more time looking for ways to interact with others while maintaining “social distancing”.

Don’t get me wrong….I definitely treasure my time to myself, but not to the extent that I am now forced to.

Thank god for the internet/social media and virtual meeting platforms. I cannot imagine how I would get through this crisis without that. I have never been much of a phone user for chit-chats; group discussions are more my thing.  Even group discussions virtually, through Slack or Zoom.

I think we are all learning a great deal about things that we have taken for granted up to this point…what is really important to us in our day to day lives.

Published by Dave the HR Compliance Guy

Human Resource and legal professional specializing in HR compliance advisory services

2 thoughts on “Connecting with Others is soooooo important

  1. Thank you, Dave for opening up and putting your feelings out there.

    I am an only child and accustomed to solitude. I do talk to my kids every day and we have shared their childhood screw ups and laughed thru tears. It was a great time of closeness.

    I also installed Samsungs version of Facetime and had a face to face with a friend in Atlanta. These are some of the ways I fight the affects of self distancing. So know we make fun of each other’s messy hair during our conversations amid the giggles.

    Hang in, buddy. The new normal is emerging. I want you to know you matter!!!! Hugs…..

    Love you – Viv

    On Fri, Apr 10, 2020, 11:39 AM HR Compliance Guy wrote:

    > Dave the HR Compliance Guy posted: “One thing that I am learning during > the Covid 19 pandemic is how much I miss interacting with others. We are > after all social animals, according to Aristotle. I thought that I could > catch-up on my reading, household projects, yard maintenance, soduko puz” >

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