The Evil Called Social Distancing

Already with increased globalisation, Individualism has overtaken collectivism. The more the availability of eased online social platforms, the more we see people locking up themselves, individually in their virtual world where they only control their existence.

Sadly, the current Coronavirus help create an intense aspect of the individualism, which is, Social Distancing (SD). I understand the aim of this is to curb the spread of the virus, but a more in-depth analysis of the true nature of SD reveal negative results.

What humans need is that spirit of concrete togetherness and not social distancing because it is through combined efforts that we can offer cares and excellent attention to the less fortunate among us.

SD prevents people from continually respecting their ethics of care toward the most vulnerable people in their lives. A vivid example is one we read about Spain’s retirement homes and the abandonment of the inhabitants.

Will the everyday damages caused by the general impose of SD not be maintained even after the pandemic period?

Shalom

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