DISTRACTIONS

The virus, at the beginning bought a sudden abundance of free time. And while it was initially treated by some as a time to follow the hundreds of hobbies you could not before, and to complete the multiple half done projects; this zest for life was eventually lost to the looming feeling of being cooped up and feeling hopeless. And herein emerged the constant need for distraction not just from the intense work but also from the loneliness, constant bombardment of bad news in the media and the stress of managing the home for some members of the family. This distraction came in the form of endless consumption of mind numbing media, the Instagram and Facebook scrolling going on for hours, often mindlessly. These distractions are neither bringing new knowledge nor any debate. They’ve become mechanical almost.

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