How does it mean to be alone?
By definition, being alone has two meanings:
- If used as Adjective it means having no one else present.
- If used as Adverb it means on one’s own.
Let’s apply it to self and see what happens:
When no one else is present, I feel:
- It brings me perspective about who I am
- It is a special time to think about my own perspective
- It is a privilege time to reflect about life
- It could be scary or boring sometimes
When I am on my own, I feel:
- isolated, disconnected
What COVID-19 quarantine, isolation and social distancing has brought to light recently?
I have read multiple articles about working from home, fighting loneliness and the impact of remote working. We are all concerned about the impact of this social distancing over people’s lives and how being social as human beings could be affected because of the current situation, and that makes me realize how wonderful it is to see that we are all together playing a role to get the best out of all these. Here some examples:
Remote Starter Kit, by Hanno.co
Remote work wiki, by Notion.so
- Remote – How
- I have created my own initiative too – Forming Distributed Agile Teams
That has made me wonder:
- How much creativity a life thread like this virus contagion has provoked?
- How afraid are we of being on our own, isolated, distant, disconnected?
- What type of connections could we develop once all these have passed?
What if …..
- I see this transition as an amazing opportunity to join efforts with others doing similar things like me?
- We use this power to tap into the collective intelligence to become better human beings?
My invitation is to build a brighter future
Now that you know a little bit more about myself, I invite you to take a moment and look around, staying curious and being brave.
- Who is doing similar things like you in your own field of expertise and what could be possible if we join efforts to make things better?
- What first step of action you can take today to help with building a brighter future?
- What are you doing to appreciate this special moment?
Stay at home, keep yourself safe, and remember that:
We are incredibly better together, today more than ever!