Isolation has a strange effect. So much of who we are is solidified in how people see us, and without social feedback, we might forget. But things change slowly, people even slower.

I'm starting to wonder if the lockdown will be long enough to get more strange people.

I don't think it's any coincidence that Japanese culture both has room for the very strange and the very lonely.

If you don't talk to people, you might forget that who you are is a pretty specific person, and without re-defining yourself, you're actually the same person. Building identity maybe only happens with others, but the illusion of rapid change can do a lot to bring real, slow change.

Others see us a certain way. Normally. We're not likely to change that much. But we could give it a big push, in some specific direction, if we want.

I suppose the question is, what direction would you like to push yourself? What element of your character could be changed, in these strange times?