The Human Boson
Humanity is a magnetic field bolstered by proximity of others. It matters not who they are, only that they're near. Being near the hordes of random people, swimming through that magnetic field, charges our own humanity. Little shocks of interaction, of belonging, percolates throughout the skin and recharges the batteries within us quietly screaming for a sense of community.
Yet remove that magnetic field and suddenly the feeling of humanity is lost. Doubt, isolation creep into the subconscious. People so used to the thrill of electric humanity recharging their batteries suddenly feel drained, inhuman.
Why am I handling the COVID quarantine so well? If you've never had a battery of humanity to connect with, if you've never felt that sense of belonging, what is there to miss?