I didn’t realize it was the Golden Age

All those times I went out, to see random friends, have quick lunches mid day to catch up, to the gym, working out with others, attending concerts with thousands of other people, heck even getting in the elevator and having a chuckle with my neighbour..... that was a Golden Age and I didn’t realize how prosperous, safe, connected we all were. Was it a dream? It almost feels like it didn’t exist. I had a rich, varied, calm life with others and it’s all gone now. Cloistered away, nowhere to be, and only riding my bike with a few in my bubble. I had a dream that I went to Seattle, teeming with people everywhere, and even in my dream I thought, This is not safe. I miss the crowds and energy of people. It’s gonna be a long time before there’s economic recovery where people and companies are in a good place again. And I regret everything I didn’t do before “because I was tired”. Had I had known it would never happen again at that moment, I would’ve just drank a coffee or energy drink and rolled with it. To all the people I never run into anymore, to the family members worldwide that I can’t visit, to the random people I’d have a laugh with running a race, I miss you all.

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Sep 29, 2020 at 4:50am

This is pretty hard on young people, I assume. This is their time to live life to it's fullest. Well, by Canadian standards. I hope there's a vaccine soon in the new year. A whole year or more of their lives down the drain. Social, scholastic and social setbacks will harm them forever. I've read Gladwell, I know the importance of timing etc…

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Yes, it was a mirage

Sep 29, 2020 at 5:57am

Not the real world at all. We in the western world have been living off the backs of others for centuries. We have become lazy, complacent, arrogant and spoiled. There had to be a reckoning at some point.

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I miss it too

Sep 29, 2020 at 6:47am

but remember the Spanish Flu lasted a couple years and then the world got back to normal -and they didn't have the modern medical science we do.
Hang in there.

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Don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone

Sep 29, 2020 at 7:45pm

Remember how people flocked to the beach in March? What are the bets that if this wasn’t happening the beaches in March would be empty. Reverse psychology really does work.

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