If there’s any gift the pandemic gave to some people, it was the gift of self-awareness.
Many learnt how to be by themselves, adapting to the dictates of the times. They lost their addiction to approval and could, for the first time, try their hands on the things they have always wished they could do.
Self-awareness is what has transmuted many laid-off workers to entrepreneurs, many married people to divorcees and many vice versa. It’s a gift of these times, and we might well embrace it.