It's been going on this long and it feels like people have found a way to live life and not lose their minds.
Pandemic will definitely stay for a while. I guess I'm the odd one in that I'm awfully codependent on others, perhaps even total strangers for some signs and symbols of life carrying on. Texas will surely be dealing with it a while longer. Smh.It's depressingly boring and eradicates any hope of life progress, but I'm equally worried about whether I'll be able to cope when it ends. Having to deal with inspections and going into the rental office again, suddenly meeting people and having to converse after a year or two of not doing so, driving more than a few miles, everyone invading my personal space, and just having to be responsible for doing something with my life again. The past year has been an excuse to not have to worry about how empty my life is, and I'll miss that.
I like this interpretation. I'm going to use it.Just feels like another variation of Hell World to me. Like moving from the sixth level of Hell to the seventh.
I wouldn't say I felt better because people were miserable (but I guess that's mostly framing,) but I think the fact that culture changed dramatically had a positive effect initially on my state of mind, and then clearly it's nice to be closer to average.I feel like most people around me are using their time better than I am. People who were very energetic and proactive are simply putting that energy into other things, they didn't become couch potatoes overnight. Never been into that whole "I feel better now that everyone's miserable" mentality and I don't think that's what's happening.
Yeah it didn't even do that for me lol. I already knew that.It's made me realize how strange and unusual my behavior was before. I have basically not changed any my habits due to the lockdown... literally zero changes besides wearing a mask.
I think this is much harder for big metropolis people for a lot of reasons. Big cities are designed to cram people together in just the ways that have to be avoided, so it must take a lot more conscious effort to navigate. City people deal with it so they can enjoy all their social venues that are now closed. And because you normally saw crowds, now it feels unnatural to you when people aren't congregating.I guess I'm the odd one in that I'm awfully codependent on others, perhaps even total strangers for some signs and symbols of life carrying on. Texas will surely be dealing with it a while longer. Smh.
One of the big silver linings I find with the pandemic. Hate it when I run into people I know or recognize and i am not in a socializing mood.It didn't take me a lot of adjusting tbh. Actually I kind of enjoy grocery shopping with a mask cause it's a nice way to hide my face.