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Things I Learned In Lockdown

While it's perhaps inaccurate to call the current Covid-19 crisis "unprecedented" (given that the Spanish Flu outbreak in 1918 led to many of the same measures), I think it's reasonable to say that it's unprecedented in my lifetime - and I'm not exactly young.

Accordingly, in these heady times, I don't think it's uncommon to discover a thing or two about yourself. Hell, introspection is almost inevitable, given the circumstances.

In that vein, this is my "Things I Learned In Lockdown" post. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

One thing I learned is that I'm not quite the introvert that I thought I was. I mean, don't get me wrong - I'm kind of an introvert. I tend to be subdued at parties and drained afterwards, and if I have a choice between a small gathering and a large one, I'll choose the small one. But I see people in my social feeds who are able to effortlessly go for weeks at a time without interacting with another soul and I've come to the stark realization that I am not one of them.

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