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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!