Coronavirus hits my personality

March 15th, 2020 by Ken

I’m an extrovert.  I have to be around people.  I prefer people I like, but in a pinch, any person will do.  I’m also in a vulnerable group as designated by health care professionals.

For me, nothing is worse than being quarantined.  Without the constant stimulation of people, I’m bored stiff and unable to function properly.  I can read, watch television, play on my computer and keep in contact with people through this blog and my Facebook page.  But, it’s not the same.

I belong to five social groups which meet every week.  I belong to other business and professional organizations that meet at least once a month.  I cultivate friendships on a regular basis through coffee, or lunch or breakfast, fairly often.

What am I to do know?

My family thinks I’m too vulnerable for my age to venture out for these social contacts.  (The ones that haven’t been cancelled.)    I think my mental health is also important.  What to do?  What to do?

Is six weeks of little contact with fellow humans important enough for my health and that of others, to stay in my house and contemplate what nature has thrown at me.   Or, should I venture out, knowing that my chances of contacting the coronavirus is slim – but if I do, it may be very harmful to my health.

Thee’s got to be some middle ground.  I just have to find it.

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