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Don’t make Yourself a Project: Why the Pandemic isn’t the time for Self-Improvement.

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Elephant’s Continually-updating Coronavirus Diary. ~ Waylon

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I’ve been seeing a lot of newsletters, articles, and texts from friends talking about taking advantage of all the free time at home that we all have as a result of the pandemic.

The general consensus seems to be that since we are all at home 24/7 now, why not learn a new language, gain a new skill, or just become more self-actualized, fit versions of ourselves?

It seems like I’ve received 60-plus emails from healers, teachers, and authors, all encouraging me to join in meditations and classes. And while I appreciate their efforts and insights, I feel like we are missing a beat here.

We as a society just went from 0 to 60, or rather—in this case—from 60 to 0 in the span of about a week. The public attitude seemed to go from “the virus won’t affect us, we will

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