“Social skills are like any other kind of ability in that they require practice.” Smith writes in the latest edition of her newsletter, Inside Your Head. “And by this point in the pandemic, starved of normal, everyday social interactions — running into an acquaintance on the street, sharing an elevator with a co-worker, or making small talk with a barista — most of us are pretty rusty.”

We’ve already gotten kind of awkward. But over the next few months, with even fewer chances to practice being social in person, we’re all about to get super awkward.

We’re All About to Get a Lot More Awkward

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  1. Although, I understand where she’s coming from; I’ve found that I’ve gotten a lot better with communicating and being more honest and truthful during this time.

  2. Social distance is emotional distance, communication distance…this leads to dehumanization, to depression, to mind and heart isolation, to anger…super awkward is soft word…on a semi and longterm road this represive restirctions will significantly change the way we supposed to live our short lives…

    hug from sLOVEnia