It goes without saying that this last year and a half has been a shitshow of misfortune around the globe. From an egregious death toll to a worldwide economic shutdown, it’s fair to say that we’ve been through the wringer. Nevertheless, there has been some good to come out of this pandemic. Here are a few positives to arise from the Covid-19 crisis.
Spike in Pet Adoptions
You can only keep people cooped up inside for so long before hours of content consumption begins to drive them mad. Thankfully, many people took some time during the pandemic to adopt dogs and cats from animal shelters in hopes of bringing some positivity into their mundane lives. Hence, countless animals have been rescued from overcrowded shelters and euthanasia, in exchange for loving new homes.
Movies at Home
Don’t get me wrong, I love going to the movies as much as everyone else, but there are certainly some upsides to being able to stream new releases from the comfort of your living room. For example, now you can trade in overpriced popcorn for some microwavable taquitos while you watch the newest Hollywood blockbuster in your underwear. Likewise, you no longer have to go through the trouble of getting a group of people together to go view the newest film you’re dying to see, and can instead open a bottle of wine and enjoy an entertaining night of cinema free of social pressure.
Reduction in Pollution Levels
Not to get all political here, but the lapse in mass work commutes and factory output has definitely had a positive impact on carbon emissions in our planet’s atmosphere. Plus traffic in LA was so low at one point, that you could drive from LAX to Burbank in less than 30 minutes, which is absolutely unheard of compared to the standard hour-plus commute. While things do seem to be ramping up once again, many companies and cities have instituted environmentally positive plans for future output. Regardless of your views on climate change, I think we can all agree that the earth deserved a breather.