Back in the last days of 2019, when we saw the emergence of a virus so tiny that it could just cause a common cold, we turned a blind eye towards the same and left it as it is. It grew from the depths of Wuhan to the world, and everything turned upside down. Millions were left jobless, and so many people have died with the same disease. It was a complete disaster to even think about the same. The world was shifted online, and every business, meeting, education, and even governance was done online as we needed to do social distancing to break the chain.
Why do we need to build personal relationships with people?
Now that it has gone down and although the world hasn’t recovered yet, there are many places where it has, including ours, and if not, it would soon be. Remember, this shift that is going to happen would be worse than we could ever imagine.
It isn’t like that the way we worked. It wasn’t like how we would use Facebook on one side or search for the best vibrators for women on the other monitor while working on our job. It isn’t like that. It won’t be us in shorts with a proper shirt and tie to show the upper part in a zoom call.
But, it would be crowded. There would be meetings. They would get together again, and we would need to physically attend those boring meetings rather than turning them on, on the zoom call and washing dishes. We would have actually to meet human beings again and start a conversation. And it would not be pleasant to hear these words.
Why? Because our tongues have adapted the taste of saying the F word and so many different things, and our mind is filled with Instagram and Tiktok reels and what not. The pleasant words and formal coughs would take time to settle in, and counting the emotional factor, and we might not just be prepared yet.
Things to consider:-
Building interpersonal relationships with people would be very difficult as we have forgotten how to talk with them and understand each other. There might be people who might have lost their loved ones, and if we ask them casually about their mom or dad or any sibling that we might know, or even a pet, and they must be trying to forget the same, then it would be really rude.
Thus, the first thing to consider is to make sure that we understand other people’s comfort levels. We cannot talk about what someone ate in the morning if they are introverts and types like that. Be intentional about building up what you want in the relationship and be considerate. Tell people and understand them too. And, you must not expect this back because not everyone would read this article. And since you have, you are requested to understand people more and make sure that you support them rather than making people uncomfortable.