Life During COVID-19: Collective Response 

What has been the biggest discovery?

4/8/2020 6:05:07

I don’t know.

4/8/2020 9:28:28

The power of slowing down

4/8/2020 9:51:49

The suspended life time

4/8/2020 20:37:50

Learn to slow down

4/9/2020 3:04:24

Korean and Chinese lifestyle vlogs.

4/9/2020 9:18:15

have more time for my self

4/9/2020 13:38:42

I love myself and tolerate myself a lot more than I initially thought capable. The quiet has actually been really comforting and nice.

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4/9/2020 13:56:59

Working remotely works ok

4/9/2020 14:19:23

Spending more time with my plants and seedlings on the balcony

4/9/2020 14:22:42

My biggest discovery is understanding how connected and tangled the world is. The global economy that we've created has a huge impact on a local scale.

4/9/2020 14:39:43

Consent matters when it comes to working from home. I enjoy it when I know I can go out. Not when it's forced.

4/9/2020 15:16:21

Life is still nice and ongoing

4/9/2020 15:44:48

How vulnerable we really are as a human race.

4/9/2020 16:50:16

I love the slow pace

4/9/2020 17:26:02

Reflecting on the many activities that we could easily skip to improve the environment such as flights and car travel. Hoping employers will allow working from home for those who prefer it.

4/9/2020 18:26:55

I have to (and want to) stay open to radical changes, adapt my way of thinking and stop trying to control things that cannot be controlled.

4/9/2020 19:47:45

The ability to live with less

4/10/2020 1:52:24

We succumb to irrational actions as a coping mechanism in the face of an event that is not within our means to control

4/10/2020 4:58:39

Man is not the superior creature

4/10/2020 8:39:03

I suffer from allergies

4/10/2020 8:51:59

That I can live together with my son and not argue

4/6/2020 11:50:39

That we are all in this together. No matter our race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender. Us, humans, are all one and the bloody same. And about time we act like it.

4/6/2020 13:34:46

That I took far too many things for granted (e.g. freedom of movement)

4/6/2020 15:13:22

Time together makes us talk

4/6/2020 16:00:02


4/6/2020 17:54:58

how much power central governments still have over private businesses

4/6/2020 18:18:25

How much we rely on services to enable working parenthood.

4/6/2020 20:20:11

The true nature of human beings inability to think for themselves.

4/7/2020 7:16:18

How much I miss touch. Not that relationship touch, but "regular" one, high fiving mates, hugging friends and so one.

4/7/2020 10:20:31

I can live without so many things

4/7/2020 12:34:34

That my husband can cook

4/7/2020 13:02:43

A future of restricted travel

4/7/2020 13:21:23

I found it Interesting the Differences and similarities between different cultures and various friends regarding reaction to the virus.

4/7/2020 13:51:17

Zoom conversations are as effective as face to face conversations.

4/7/2020 14:16:00

Our economy is fragile. I always knew this but seeing it crumple first hand makes that knowledge very real

4/7/2020 14:43:13

My life is not that different

4/7/2020 16:10:42

More companies should be open to remote work

4/7/2020 16:16:56

I already knew I was good at being home but now I know I can adapt to working from home as well

4/7/2020 16:43:01

So much can be done to combat climate change.

4/7/2020 16:52:19

That I can work from home very easily

4/7/2020 17:18:51

4/7/2020 21:22:18

I am extremely fortunate, and I am surprisingly okay with being at home. (again, attributed to how lucky I am during these times to have a home, food, a job that allows me to work remotely).

4/7/2020 22:21:22

Hobbies, craft and arts are so important.

4/7/2020 23:28:18

Self awareness

Discovering new art forms

Honestly, we have enough here at home. We have each other and our good health (at least for now!). The sun is shining. The kids are taking it all in stride. My husband is patient, calming, and nurturing. I don't think I will ever take these simple things for granted again.

4/3/2020 19:10:54

If I have work to do, and people to talk to about interesting things, I am happy. Or much happier than without.

4/4/2020 16:24:12


4/5/2020 20:02:39

How quickly nature restores itself from human pollution.

4/5/2020 20:57:31

That I like staying ta home

4/5/2020 21:07:57

Freedom to move is an important thing.

4/5/2020 21:54:19

The power of love

4/6/2020 4:19:00

noticing how the forced rest is bringing up a lot of positives too

4/6/2020 6:01:54

I have found that without most of the things we were doing in life and used to think life is impossible with them, we can live and what is matter the most in life is health.

4/6/2020 6:43:40

that I like being isolated ( I have a garden which helps),my interest in nature has returned, and I don't miss retail.

4/6/2020 7:23:53

sedentary lifestyle can deteriorate your fitness & mental health fast

4/6/2020 7:33:16

That I'm not as sociable as I thought. I love being alone in my flat.

4/6/2020 8:09:41

How many mixed messages we receive from different governments and medical professionals

4/6/2020 8:18:02

That . the life I was living before was taking me further away from my true values and happiness

4/6/2020 8:46:38

staying and working at home even for long durations is manageable

4/6/2020 9:24:10

I can WFH!

4/6/2020 9:28:36

Heavily air polluted city like Jakarta can clear their smog within days of lockdown

4/6/2020 9:56:15

That my job is pretty meaningless.

4/6/2020 10:15:47

How dependent I am from social contact. Both professional and personal.

4/6/2020 10:19:42

The fragility of the systems in place

4/8/2020 9:19:01


4/8/2020 9:43:11

How much I can miss social and physical contacts, How easy life I thought solid can be vanished, How little money I can spend for the essential life but yet How much money I need to spend for tax, rent, insurance

4/8/2020 11:06:15

Difference between things you need and things to love to have

4/8/2020 20:38:13

We need less

4/9/2020 7:57:06

That I don’t need to see a lot of people and our home is a sanctuary

4/9/2020 13:22:10

I think the amount of time we loose in a working day

4/9/2020 13:41:11

My biggest discovery is our ability to be physically separated but mentally closer connected - however - there is a deep need of the "human touch"in the true sense of the word! When can I hug my friends again?

4/9/2020 13:44:34

How introverted I actually am.

4/9/2020 14:06:30

I always had time.

4/9/2020 14:21:12

How much time and energy I waste in "normal" daily live on commuting to work. Now this time and energy opens up to do long walks, draw and read.

4/9/2020 14:32:00

A feeling of global togetherness that I've never experienced before. From phone calls with family and friends around the world to videos going viral. It's quite the phenomenon.

4/9/2020 15:02:05

cooking experiments

4/9/2020 15:38:38

We all are very vulnerable, death is inevitable

4/9/2020 16:05:57

I enjoy being at home, which is a new thing for me. I'm actually happier now than I have been for a while

4/9/2020 17:10:28

We need such pandemics to slow down the madness of human race

4/9/2020 18:08:21

My inner introvert!

4/9/2020 19:06:37

We may be physically apart but spiritually and mentally we all are connected

4/9/2020 22:30:10

That I am profoundly connected online

4/10/2020 2:38:48

Rare are the people that they can stay a long time with themselves.

4/10/2020 6:25:37

How well people can rally together when faced with a crisis

4/10/2020 8:44:08

Taking so many things for granted

4/6/2020 10:39:20

A better connection with our toddler, and seeing his development come on in leaps

4/6/2020 13:09:09

Nothing so far

4/6/2020 14:22:37

progress has slowed down.

4/6/2020 15:53:15

How quickly we can adjust to a new normal

4/6/2020 17:15:01


4/6/2020 18:03:21

How much people stand together

4/6/2020 19:16:48

My interior world

4/7/2020 4:09:35

The paths near my house through the woods where the family cycle every day

4/7/2020 9:34:54

How fast humanity can adapt and innovate if we want to

4/7/2020 10:28:27

my on fears

4/7/2020 12:54:43

that i don't really need to go to bars, restaurants, or stores to live a fulfilling life

4/7/2020 13:14:53

My company doesn't do anything of true value.

4/7/2020 13:48:20

The shift of economy and reactions of different countries

4/7/2020 14:10:49

It feels like that scene in Harry Potter where they use polyjuice potion to sneak into Bellatrix's vault in Gringotts but then the magic water comes down and washes all that away and all you see are a bunch of kids wearing ridiculous adult robes trying to rob a bank. I feel like that's happened to everyone and everything around me.

4/7/2020 14:17:45

How easily I can produce less waste in my home.

4/7/2020 14:57:16

Creative time.

4/7/2020 16:14:39

I realized why dogs are always excited to go for walks.

4/7/2020 16:32:05

People smile more in times of uncertainty

4/7/2020 16:46:10

The extremes of selflessness and selfishness you see in people

4/7/2020 17:08:26

That at the end of the day, it's really the small things that matter such as interactions with friends and family.

4/7/2020 19:17:43

How much other people, even random people, contribute to a good life quality.

4/7/2020 21:33:33

Importance of physical libery

4/7/2020 22:25:25

Thriving working from home

4/7/2020 23:55:01

My new workstation

4/2/2020 16:52:19

I am at least 2x more productive working from home

4/4/2020 15:22:27

That I cherish time alone even more than I thought.

4/4/2020 19:26:43

Remote work is workable

4/5/2020 20:09:53

That I miss my fitness so much

4/5/2020 21:02:06

I am pretty good with my own and my ( grown 18&21) kids company. Even though I keep trying to make appointments with others - just out of habit.

4/5/2020 21:41:33

I appreciate talking to people more deeply.

4/5/2020 22:47:24

Our real basics and a simple life doesn’t cost much

4/6/2020 4:50:52

staying home is not the same for everyone

4/6/2020 6:32:17

Appreciate simple things in life, like a family meal or a ray of sunlight

4/6/2020 7:20:35

The sense of connectedness with ‘strangers’ - waiting in line at the bakery we look at each other as if we are related.
It reminds me of being pregnant, and experiencing other womens (mothers) open, positive, and implied glade when they looked at me...

4/6/2020 7:31:05

actually we don't have to go to office to work

4/6/2020 7:55:18

How much I value the green spaces near my home

4/6/2020 8:07:10

My creativity and how it really comes to life when I don't have a lot to do

4/6/2020 8:23:38

How environmental changes can drive innovation / adaptation of new technologies

4/6/2020 9:14:46

It's fine that everyone works from home - we don't need to go to the office!

4/6/2020 9:26:20

That we can completely shift our work mode to remote and get significant gains in clarity, communication, sense of belonging and productivity. Of course, we have lost the ability to forge deeper connections or engage in 'tough' conversations easily, but there have been positives that will stay with us too.

4/6/2020 9:40:26

Zoom call (movie date by screen sharing), some "healthy" recipes/ drinks I've just tried during this pandemic

4/6/2020 9:58:52

That we are starting to understand that we have to change behaviour. Not to travel so much, not to continue to pollute our world as we did until now

4/6/2020 10:17:03

New ways of connecting with each other despite physical distancing restrictions.

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