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Pandemic lives and what it reveals about meaning
by Jonathan Wolff
About this EXP
Jonathan Wolff, Alfred Landecker Professor of Values and Public Policy at the University of Oxford, reflects on the meaning of life during a pandemic.
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Key point 1
People are finding different ways of spending their time. This is also making us reflect on what’s truly important in our lives.
Key point 2
The pandemic has highlighted the distinction between essential and non-essential workers, which goes alongside a distinction between basic needs and luxury items.
Key point 3
With more scheduled online calls than chance encounters these days, we miss social connection. We haven’t worked out a way in which we can get it back into our lives.
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