Guest cherzeca Posted April 12, 2020 Share Posted April 12, 2020 if you are like me and follow restaurants and chefs on Instagram, what you will see now are not photos of entrees but rather a truly remarkable narrative of service...to their furloughed workers, to health care professionals at hospital emergency rooms etc. of course this is as much an exercise in self-preservation as altruism, but as usual I find capitalist motives to be a feature and not a bug. I wonder whether greater social solidarity in US can become a second order effect of covid-19. at some point, we will return to greater social engagement, and if absence makes the heart grow fonder, perhaps this renewed social engagement will be viewed with an interest and even a delight that would not seem possible pre-covid. or are we going to find that we rather enjoyed our social distancing and will look at covid as showing us the merit of pursuing more remote interaction? will "social engagement is dangerous" and "social distancing is cool" become our new memes even after covid subsides? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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