Home truths: what matters, and what doesn’t, thanks to lockdown

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Home truths: what matters, and what doesn’t, thanks to lockdown

Isolation brings into sobering focus things that are suddenly much more important than they used to be

Shane Watson

It is day five of the lockdown in the UK and every day brings a new surprise as to what does and doesn’t matter any more. Here are just a few examples we have noticed.

Friends

Seen so much of them! On Skype and WhatsApp and Zoom and Houseparty! We never used to even use FaceTime, and now we’re FaceTiming all the time, for hours on end. We haven’t talked so much, and about the things we really need to talk about, in years. If ever. And, let’s be honest, there’s a subconscious triage thing going on here and the ranking – who we need to talk to and who we’re less concerned about – is not what we expected...

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