Socialising in pandemic?
So 2020 is over, and it feels like I want to see a teaser for 2021 before entering the year, but that’s too filmy, right?
India went into lockdown on the 24th of March, 2020, and post that, we have had several restrictions imposed and removed time & again. It was one hell of an experience that taught us the importance of having a family, a roof on our head and food on our table, and how some people in our lives, i.e., our family, cares for us selflessly. We have never had the time in life to spend 24 hours a day at home. Nevertheless, the quality time spent at home learning new hobbies, Netflix time with family is incomparable and will always be cherished.
This period has had its own set of Pros & Cons.
For instance, this pandemic came out as a significant aid for introverts who avoided socialising since they had a valid reason for “ Social Distancing.”
But anything isn’t rosy if found in excess. It’s been eight long months since we are stuck in our homes. The ride isn’t as smooth as it seemed to be. Many introverts faced issues/problems at the workplace, college, schools, zoom gatherings when interacting with new people. The socially anxious animal becomes even more apprehensive, and when faces popped out of zoom boxes, they became more socially clumsy — living life through zoom, Instagram stories, etc. “FOMO” is the code word for 2020. The quiet loner finds herself to be a lost soul amidst the loud crowd of extroverts. It gets difficult for this breed to strike a chord even with her tribe, i.e., introverts.
The period also added the emotional strain of losing people since sustaining or forming a new connection became challenging and cumbersome. Meeting new people online and decoding their quirks is a straining activity, and trusting difficult.
But the show must go on. Introverts are supposed to be more resilient and grounded since they know how to take good care of themselves when no one does.
I Hope 2021 turns out to be stable and natural.
I am looking forward to a conventional year ahead that balances both nature and humans.