It is human connections with each other that make us who we are. And an integral part of that is personal, face-to-face interactions, which technology only allows so much of. But at least we have that; people who suffered the Black Death or the Spanish Flu didn’t know what was happening to their family members or their friends who lived far away.
That said, Covid-19 is putting everything about us to the test, including our empathy and warmth. It is asking us to re-evaluate our lives and perhaps even the way we relate to one another.
Here’s hoping we will come out of it, with our ability to empathise, connect and stay mindful of others, intact.
That man is a social animal is a cliche, but never has it been challenged or questioned like it is being, now.