We see it all the time. When we feel isolated we all tend to then further self-isolate ourselves, perpetuating our feelings of being alone and ostracized. Then, in the largely self-imposed quiet, we can “prove” anything. It’s painfully easy for all of us to do. All of us. So, let’s not fall into this trap. During this time of social distancing, shelter-in-place, and quarantine, feelings of isolation and loneliness rise in all of us. Fears of being easily forgotten, quickly replaced, and totally unknown.
We are not alone. We are not forgotten. We are known. Let’s recognize that not only do we feel that way, but most people around us feel that way. That person that you know is “always fine”? They’re probably not.