I had a great pandemic

Objectively, I understand that covid 19 sucked ass, killed people and businesses, and created trauma, fear, arguments, and political drama. But since this is the Confessions section, and not the Public Statements of Good People Who Fear Cancellation Even Though There Is No Such Thing, I will admit that I might look back fondly on this period. I got really close with my family. My cat has never had more cuddles. We learned to make so many new dishes. I saved a ton of money not eating out and I also lost weight and got in shape. I picked up new hobbies and finally caught up on my reading. I feel slightly bad about this and it's nothing I can tell people in person because they may have had the exact opposite reaction, hence, a confession.

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Definitely maybe

Jun 21, 2021 at 7:55pm

I love most of what you said except for the part where you said that there’s no such thing as cancellation. There absolutely is and it’s an epidemic of ridiculousness. Speaking from the perspective of a 70+ year old, I can say with certainty that this past decade has done more to stifle free speech than any decade I’ve experienced in my lifetime. It’s absurd.

My uneventful life

Jun 21, 2021 at 8:05pm

didn't change that much other than distancing at grocery stores. Didn't socialize much or travel anyway and found it easier to work from home. I still feel bad for those more affected .

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It...

Jun 21, 2021 at 9:08pm

... ruined my life.

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It’s

Jun 21, 2021 at 10:31pm

Not over yet!!

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Good for u

Jun 22, 2021 at 3:33am

It completely upended my life, derailed plans, exacerbated my anxiety, sparked depression... But also gifted me family time, a sense of peace and home and time to reflect on the world and my place in it.

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Gloat

Jun 22, 2021 at 7:01am

How nice

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Mojita

Jun 22, 2021 at 7:27am

I'm happy you turned a real negative (pandemic) into a positive, life-changing and healthier you. Inspiring!

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Anonymous

Jun 22, 2021 at 10:07am

@definitely maybe: being critiqued is not the same as being cancelled.

Ummm

Jun 22, 2021 at 10:38am

George Carlin said the average person is stupid which means half of them are stupider than that. But you couldn't always tell who was who.

Between anti-maskers, anti-vaxxers and pro-Trumpers it has never been easier to tell who the idiots and assholes are.

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Definitely Cancellation

Jun 22, 2021 at 11:08am

I'm at the tail end of Gen X and a year off from being a millennial, and I agree with Definitely Maybe. To deny cancellation, and division culture exists and isn't being orchestrated from the top is either pure evil or pure ignorance in which evil flourishes.

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