I often feel that we exhort ourselves to be relentlessly positive in these times.
I do not always find this easy or even possible. I feel sad for people, especially young uns and worried about my family.
I notice other people hinting at this, it can be good to feel you are not alone with it. We make assumptions about others, they must be happier, richer, have more friends, they don’t feel like this, assumptions which have no basis in reality.
Internet forums as others have noted can become places for one-upmanship, we gently twit others or all set upon them for deviating from the herd (guilty as charged).
I’m not sure where I’m going with this, I don’t want to bring others down or start a misery feeding frenzy. But the dangers of isolation with this stuff is real. We are sort of grieving.
I just thought it was important somehow. A nod to worry and sadness, it might even be a unifying thing.