Will We Social Distance Forever?

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I can't see people shaking hands in a few months due to fears. Even if say I was totally carefree and open to being in crowds, if my friends are averse to it, then I won't be doing it, either. I also have been hearing those in LA saying how nice the air is to breathe since everyone is video-conferencing instead of flying airplanes.

Even the regular flu is terrible enough - I had two weeks of it. It seems the world has been going this way, anyway. Instead of face to face, people use e-mail, phones, even using Skype (or porn) to get off sexually, and then moving along with your day.



Nah. But it won't just go right back to the way it was, either. There'll be a lot of this even as restrictions ease, probably all the way through the summer and fall. My expectation is we'll feel like it's mostly over before the end of the year, though, and next spring is when maybe things will start to feel genuinely normal.

But yeah, the fact that there's no one big Day where it all ends is one of the many sad things about all this. It'd be more tolerable if we knew there'd be a definitive end, and we could look forward to a shared moment where everyone is safe and can go out and hug a stranger and do all the stuff they've wanted to do for months. But it won't be like that. It'll be gradual, and therefore, a lot less cathartic.
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where everyone is safe and can go out and hug a stranger
Where I live you could get arrested for this.
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My fear is people will use this incident to fear monger and isolate themselves. Hatred and fear does not do well in a vacuum.

We haven’t even scratched the surface of all the data that’s going to be collected from this incident.



I've always depended on the kindness of strangers
Even Fauci says its going to come back in the Fall... I'm not saying EVERYONE will, but there won't be many people to be social with if those you know are going to play it safe.

There are a lot of people I know (including myself) who only go to certain events (music, standup comedy), if say your favorite bands stop touring (and focus more on album sales), then your choices are limited.



Nah. But it won't just go right back to the way it was, either. There'll be a lot of this even as restrictions ease, probably all the way through the summer and fall. My expectation is we'll feel like it's mostly over before the end of the year, though, and next spring is when maybe things will start to feel genuinely normal.
I basically concur with this. (In my mind I have kinda written off this year.)

I have no idea when church services will resume or when my volunteer work will resume. Just returned from giving out sandwiches & Archbishop says when this supply is depleted, we are not going to ask parishioners to make more. I really miss my volunteer work.



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I don't act much different. I don't like being around people anyways. We have this thing called The Seattle Freeze here. They have this saying, "have a nice day, somewhere else." That's me, I embrace it.

I do think in the short run it's going to crush the travel, restaurant, and entertainment industry. How do you social distance at a Seahawks game?



It seems the world has been going this way, anyway. Instead of face to face, people use e-mail, phones, even using Skype (or porn) to get off sexually, and then moving along with your day.
This was before or after the virus?



I've always depended on the kindness of strangers
This was before or after the virus?
Before, but especially after...


Personally, I have been isolating myself, only to avoid toxic people and/or future betrayals... I've had the flu since the 18th, and that's enough to social distance forever. I had getting sick, but I do have to get groceries 2-3 times a month, the only time I leave the house lately.



Humm, i never got betrayed, because i never trusted anyone, trust not in the "landing money" kind of sense, but in the sense of giving a part of yourself that can hurt you back, and sometimes it hurts more than just you, it hurts the people you love the most, your children's, some people can't live with that, so they stick with marriages for the sake of others, and that's the beginning of my at most respect for women's, they are the warriors of this world. I believe many people marry for all the wrong reasons, because there's nothing else to do, and they should do it, but they shouldn't go totally blinded by love, because i think love is like a great fog, it goes away in the first light of they day, the first light of reality, of characteristics you see as defects, once you get to know something it's not longer the same thing, that's the same in viewing the world true the intellect, once you see something and you try to intelectualize it, it's not longer the thing you saw. People that think tend to be suspicious of humans beings when they see them from a short distance, people that think tend to dislike humans beings when they them from a medium distance, if you see them from a far distance you don't even care about them anymore, what they do is just what they do, it's their nature and it's perfect. I used to be very insecure about a lot of things, i thought it was just me, as time went by i saw that everyone is insecure, sometimes a worse kind of insecurity, a insecurity so highly concealed in futility and conventions that it fells like security to them, they just don't ask the right questions, and they shouldn't. Don't get me wrong, i don't hate people, i love them, i think we are a magnificent imaginative specie, but if i didn't had the quiet shapes of nature i would quit the game.



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How do you social distance at a Seahawks game?

Say you're infected. Boom. Done.
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When they have a cowboy, they want a poet.
They'll say "I don't care if he's a poet or cowboy, so long as he's a nice guy. But oh, I'm so attracted to that bad guy over there."
Understand this last part, and you'll get them all.



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The current theory makes sense.....flatten the curve so that the healthcare system doesn't become overwhelmed.
There might become a terrifying moment when we decide that a worldwide depression will kill more people than the virus would.

This would result in a "back to work" order, where we bear with the death toll.



I believe many people marry for all the wrong reasons, because there's nothing else to do, and they should do it, but they shouldn't go totally blinded by love, because i think love is like a great fog, it goes away in the first light of they day, the first light of reality, of characteristics you see as defects, once you get to know something it's not longer the same thing ...
If only love went away at the “first light”. Sometimes it takes a very very long time for the “first light of reality” to appear. As I look back, problems I have with my husband existed during our very first dates, but I couldn’t or wouldn’t see them.



I rememeber seeing a comedian once who said something along the lines of; when you're in love and think this really might be The ONE, write down the 10 things you love most about them. Because, if you do marry them, those will become the things which annoy you the most.



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I rememeber seeing a comedian once who said something along the lines of; when you're in love and think this really might be The ONE, write down the 10 things you love most about them. Because, if you do marry them, those will become the things which annoy you the most.
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If only love went away at the “first light”. Sometimes it takes a very very long time for the “first light of reality” to appear. As I look back, problems I have with my husband existed during our very first dates, but I couldn’t or wouldn’t see them.
I might be be talking out of my rear-back like i normally do, because, facing it, i don't know anything about love, at least unconditional love for a single person, but i think, many people that do have it, what they really have, is a fascination for someone that haven't yet get to know, they are fascinated by a picture they created, that's the fog, the light comes to kill that fascination and it might take a lot of time or not, in the case of my mother it did, and she says the exactly same thing you said, it was like that since the beginning. When i look at my mother and father, my grandmother and grandfather, they had so many big storms, and they call love, or what society would call love, is to me a bond, a affection. When you live, fifty, sixty years with a person, you get to know her like you know yourself, in their last days, you depend on each other, when one goes away it's a big hole, you get that when you have a dog or a cat for ten years, now imagine a husband and wife for sixty. In my country husbands used to (they still do, but not something institutionalized) beat their wife's because that's the thing you do or the neighbors will say you don't control her. Most wife's knew it, and they took it, most young women's now question how was that possible, how could they cooperate with that? If you you'd for some reason talk with a women's from that time, like my grandmother, they knew, that when the husband reach an old age he would pay for what he did, and my grandfather paid heavy, like many like him. The less you romanticize human relationships, the cruder they become, steps into accuracy, sometimes it's better to be blind by love, until it ends.