Has COVID-19 made you a better person?

COVID-19 is a term that, two years ago, none of us had heard of.

If only it had remained an unknown term.

Here we are, in 2021, using, seeing and reading the term arguably more often than we would like to be.

COVID-19 has become an integral component of daily life on a global scale. It is unavoidable, persistent, and has undoubtedly made its presence very known in all of our lives. Many of us have been personally affected by this virus in highly unfortunate ways, while others have been more fortunate to be able to say they haven’t had a personal encounter with it. Either way, it’s here, and has been for a while, and it has forced us to adapt to and accept many changes beyond our control.

While the negatives affiliated with COVID-19 aren’t exactly obscure, there are some positives that have come out of this ongoing pandemic. According to an article from The Good News Network, plenty of Americans believe COVID-19 and all of its baggage has enabled them to become better people. Check it out.

“According to a new survey, 74% of Americans say 2020 has made them more aware of the needs of others—and more selfless than ever before.

“A poll of 2,005 Americans revealed that since March 2020, people are more often embracing the idea of neighborly love. Some examples include:

“87% of Americans have donated a portion of their paycheck, even though three in five experienced financial difficulties.

“41% have helped a stranger across the street. 38% have gone out of their way to take out their neighbor’s trash, and 31% have walked their neighbor’s dog.

“And, for those who live in snowy climates, one-third have shoveled out a neighbor’s car in the past year.

“In general, seventy-two percent said they found themselves caring about the health and well-being of others significantly more in the past year,” the article states.

We are all reaching the end of our ropes with the ongoing virus situation, but news like this serves as a glimmer of hope to keep going.

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