We, as in you reading this article, and us, who wrote the very same one, is in a similar pickle.
Stuck in our homes varying from weeks to even months depending on where you live, some certified reports have been issued about more and more people getting depression, loneliness and a sense of detachment due to social distancing and quarantined lifestyle that sees no end in sight.
“You’re Not Alone” is a great background music to play in these sorts of circumstances, because seriously it is quality music, and bound to get your spirits up a little. Also, those words are coming from the people you least expect your depression consultations to originate from: seismologists!
Yes, the people whom you depend on catching the earliest signs of earthquakes, but seriously would not be in our primary choice for psychiatric help, has recently published their observations during the corona era, that somehow helps us to be consoled in the weirdest logic possible:
The Earth is vibrating less than it used to – all thanks to people staying in their homes!
Now this might sound wacky, and at best nerdy to the hardcore, there’s an actual persuasion to their elaborations that might make it worth your time to read.
Researchers from Belgium has observed what is called ‘seismological noise’ during the Belgian quarantine era. In simpler terms, the Earth’s topmost crust is now moving less than it used to when humans trampled on it with their feet, cars, buses and trains.
In our imagination, we might have thought that human civilization’s weight and significance compared to the huge monolithic embodiment that is the Earth itself might not be weighted. It seems we matter more than we think of ourselves!
“From the seismological point of view, we can motivate people to say, ‘OK look, people. You feel like you’re alone at home, but we can tell you that everyone is home. Everyone is doing the same. Everyone is respecting the rules,'” he said.
We need to work on that and make sure that people respect that because this is in the interest of everyone.'”
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