Fandango Provocative Question # 86

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FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question.

This past Sunday, in my Who, Won the Week post, I referenced a recent survey that pointed out that two-thirds of those who participated in the survey said the pandemic quarantine has made them a better person.Given that so many people have been bellyaching about having to be subjected to these stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus and how inconvenient, burdensome, and aggravating it’s been for them over the past six months (and possibly for a while into the future), I was surprised at this survey result.

So, I am wondering how you, my fellow bloggers, would respond to such a question. So here goes.

Having been subjected to stay at home restrictions (to one degree or another) over the past six months, would you say that the quarantine has made you a better person? If so, in what ways? If not, why not?


The short answer is;

I lost weight and got my type II diabetes under control.

The longer version goes like this;

I was in Seattle, the heart of pandemic when the lockdown was enforced. I am in that age and health bracket where getting Covid might mean serious problems. So my daughter asked me to not go anywhere, even with proper precautions! As I had a lot of time on my hands, I started to walk more.

I lost around 20 pounds and my daily level of blood glucose became better.

So for myself, it became a blessing. I am not the sort of person who needs to go out daily or meet with friends on a regular basis. So being in lockdown and told to stay away from close contact did not affect me in an adverse manner. I saved money as I didn’t go anywhere to shop. I also realized that I spend money needlessly on frivolous things.

I also observed that due to lockdown, there was way less pollution in the air and the sky looked bluer!

Did it make me a better person?

It made me healthier and more aware of the environment. I also have come to the conclusion that we can subsist on way fewer things than what we think.

There are blessings hidden in every difficulty!




18 thoughts on “Fandango Provocative Question # 86

  1. There ARE blessings in every difficulty! Sometimes they’re hard to see until much time has passed, but sometimes, like in your case, it’s easy to see!
    20 pounds!! That is so great. Even better is getting the diabetes under control!

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    1. Absolutely right Angie. I’m the sort of person who looks for the silver lining before I see the dark clouds. A blessing for me but not for “some” around me! I think you can guess who!

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