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Even introverts eventually tire of solitude.
In this period of social distancing, even if you don’t consider yourself a “people person,” there will be things you will miss.
Leonard Pitts, columnist the Miami Herald, misses his Wednesdays, when new comic books come out.
In a column also published April 5, 2020, in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, he discusses not only his introversion, but also the pleasures he’s missing.
Pitts writes that he thought the quarantine period would be easier for him than many of us.
It is, but …
Everyone has SOMETHING they enjoy that’s no longer part of their routine during this period.
For Pitts, it was the conversation at the comics store with other aficionados. That conversation, he points out, was about nothing serious. But, he still misses it.
So what are you missing?
Your job? Your office conversations?Hugs for friends and family? Meeting new people? Shaking their hands?
We know – at least most of us know – that distance from others is needed right now, lest the coronavirus spread worsens. We also know – at least most of us do – that it is temporary.
How temporary it is remains to be seen.
On the other hand, maybe you DON’T miss work. Maybe for you, your job is a necessary evil. Maybe you don’t have a job to go back to.
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For Pitts, staying at home may have proved easier for him than others. However, he writes, “easier” is not “easy.”
Again, what’s not “easy” for you?
For some, who are trying not to go to the grocery store, it may be fresh fruits and vegetables.
A good piece of advice is if you must go to the grocery store, get in, get what you need and get out. Don’t linger. Stay away from others. Don’t browse.
In other words, to quote Moe Howard of The Three Stooges, “spread out!”
In normal situations, getting close would be a good thing. But until the pandemic passes, as the government repeats daily, “Do your part. Stay apart.”