In this age of Corona, being around others is something more rare than it is plentiful.
For some, who work in jobs that still exist, they ARE still around others, socializing a ton, like those in food service, delivery, healthcare and ride sharing.
And then there are those you are around because you’ve been around them since day one of the Pandemic and what they have, you have.
And some who don’t give a shit and socialize like it was 1999.
Regardless of what group you fall into (and there are a lot more,) what I don’t see is an end in sight. Even with a vaccine, no one can be forced to take it. And even if it was tried to be implemented by force, a civil war would likely happen and then the virus would dominate.
I’m thinking we have to figure out how to just deal with this new reality before our economy tanks even further.
And while, I’m a believer things will change after the election (like kids back in school, flight routes reopening and the like,) it’s not going to happen overnight.
And I fear for the ones lonely in this process.
I fear for the kids who no longer know where their friends are. Or if they even still have any.
I fear for the communities that need others, like AA, churches and the like.
But what I fear most is that we are becoming a society who fails to understand socialization is part of what makes us human.
After having lunch with a couple girlfriends today, whom I haven’t seen since this whole thing began, I was left thinking 1) how much I need to socialize with others and 2) how humanity is cherry-picking what is okay and what is not.
What say you?