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.