All of this surely takes a mental toll even when somethings have turned out good. I think a reset is often good to find balance-and it's easy to get out of balance. I did that in 2000 when I quit research for Mr. Mom for 8 years-I turned into a human being during that time. So that seems a silver lining. Still we are social creatures-even I who tends to be a hermit really loves to get out and socialize. Though I like being alone when I get around people I come to life and really enjoy it. I'm an affable fella and have an animated communication style (people tell me) so I can talk to about anyone. I've gotten to see immediate family which has been a saving grace, but I hug my friends (we are all getting old it could be the last time I see some)-and not being able to do so is getting old. But there is over 7.5 billion people on earth and how long will it take to vaccinate them to eradicate this virus?
I absolutely agree with your reset comment. I call it a reality check as well...sometimes people need a "bump" to get a new perspective. I think too many people feel like they should just always get what they want. That they should not have to sacrifice or make adjustments. I would HATE to see what this current culture/society would do in a true war situation like WWII...where people had to actually stop "living" to survive the war...I really don't think this culture could do that
Sadly, this pandemic has not "bumped" enough people like it really should have, hence the current situation.