Pick three words to describe this past year. (please keep them PG. Thanks).
Crappy, sucky, boring
What were the best books you read this year? Or the best movie you saw?
I’ve read and listened to so many books this year. According to my Goodreads profile, I’ve read and listened to almost 90 books in 2020. My favorite author is James Patterson, so the best book has to be one of his books. I am torn between Roses are Red from the Alex Cross series and 2nd Chance from the Women Murder Club series. They’re both so good at keeping me at the edge of my seat.
Because there was lots of time for looking inward, what is one big personal lesson you learned this past year?
Being greedy and selfish sometimes does not equal greedy and selfish, it equals self-care. I’m still learning this lesson as we are heading into 2021.
Do you think Covid has strengthened or weakened societal bonds?
I don’t know. This reads like a fairly political question and I don’t like politics. In some ways, I think this world-wide pandemic has both strengthened and weakened societal bonds. It has strengthened the bonds of society as some people finally understand the interconnectedness of the human species as in there’s no race or ethnicity in the face of the virus. Everyone’s equal and we must help one another in ways we can.
On the other hand, the bonds of society have also been weakened by Covid because some people are now more hesitant when it comes to helping people. For example, when I go to the grocery store to refill my 5-gallon water bottles, pre-Covid, people would come up and ask if I needed help loading the bottle into the shopping cart.
Now, no one comes near me and two 5-gallon jug of water. Everyone just blow past me like they need to be somewhere else in the next 5 minutes.