It's actually been better and probably the least stressful year for me in a long while. With so many things on pause. Pandemic has been a great barrier to give me a break from the obligations, and not having the obligation to see people I have to see time to time normally. And when I am kind of stagnant for the most part, having everyone else paused and remain stagnant with you, it kind of relaxes me as well.
That said, it's still pretty awful seeing/knowing many people's lives in shambles or on the verge of it due to the pandemic. Personally myself, I am just grateful I am still working and the pandemic so far hasn't seem to be much of a threat to it surprisingly. On the socializing aspect, which majority society are struggling with primarily with this pandemic, I personally cannot relate to this at this point of my life. As pathetic as it is to say this, my lifestyle for years now has been very covid/pandemic friendly and compatible. If 70% of society lives like me, the covid virus will be having trouble sustaining.
What goes up, will inevitably come back down. Whoever you have to step on when you go up, you will be at their mercy when you go down.
The truth is strictly what the ones in power perceives it to be.
Enjoy any good things, even the little and menial ones, as you will never know what impending distresses could descend upon you in a moment.