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    Oxymaroon Senior Member

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    The lining of this cloud

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Oxymaroon, May 4, 2020.

    I don't insist on silver; it can be any material and colour, just so it's positive. This whole virus thing must surely have an up-side!
    One thing:
    People who were standoffish or socially awkward misfits three months ago are now considerate, responsible citizens.
    I was never comfortable with all the hand-shaking, never mind being hugged by strangers, or anybody standing up close and touching me during casual conversations. I don't have to learn a new way to relate to people - they do!

    What's your positive?
     
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    Less cars, less crowding in general, less polution.
     
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    People ironically getting more exercise and hopefully placing more value on personal relationships.
     
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    Gas prices?
     
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    Hmmm, familiarity breeds... no, but yeah-maybe. My jury’s out.

    ...and rather smug about their pre-lockdown sex doll purchases ;)
     
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    Working from home half the time which cut the monthly travel expenses.
     
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    Fewer cars.

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    How does one earn one of those badges?
     
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    1. Less whining about small things.

    2. Less narcissistic drama queen shows.

    3. Less virtue signalling.

    4. Less pollution.

    5. A wake up call.
     
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    What’s virtue signalling?

    A Silverlining for me, is that I’ve got all my house in order. DIY sense that is, odd jobs all evened out. Even took time to trim lawn edges with scissors! Neatest it’ll ever be.
     
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    its a perjorative term for overt displays of moral values... ... 'hey look at me i give to charideee everybody'
     
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    I smoke, swear, and fart in public... does that count?
     
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    I've finished quite a few books in this time.
     
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    i think that's vice signalling...
     
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    Writers tend to be a little introverted, but now that my neighbors have all turned into asocial incels, I'm cooler than the Fonz. Aaayy!

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    I've been watching "Barry" on Hulu. Winkler does an excellent job on there. Very funny show. My kid thinks the MC is Dwight from The Office, but I've explained a dozen times that it's just not so.
     
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    I haven't had a chance to see my coworkers since December.

    Most of them are assholes :)
     
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    PREACH. The best part of social isolation is the isolation from assholes.
     
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    Out There --
    serious people in serious positions are talking seriously about some of the reforms we've known for years are needed but it was considered political suicide to mention.
    Talk is just barely something, but at least when circumstances force them to take action, they won't be coming to it from a position of absolute ignorance...
    ...well, most of 'em....
     
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    There’s this video recording of a poem. I was going to put it in the “covid-19 and writing” thread but then I realised it’s more about “silver linings”.

     
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    Also makes the fond grow harder.
     
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    I have usually found presence more effective in that regard.
     
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    Homer Potvin Pimpin' ain't easy, but it sure is fun.... Contributor

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    Real Estate prices will most likely drop, so that's good if you're in the market. Like me. However, depressed property values will butt fuck the economy further by decreasing overall wealth, which is not good if you have to live in the world. Like me.

    Hmm... yeah, I got nothing.
     
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    I've heard from a lot of people I haven't spoken to in years.
    They've reached out to make sure I'm doing ok .
    Reconnecting with people has been a real positive for me.
     
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