I'm not going to start posting a ton of things about the current pandemic but I wanted to point to Dr. John Campbell's YouTube channel which has been rational and informative throughout the whole thing and well worth a watch.
I came to a clearing in a forest by a riverbank in Dartmoor national park, far enough from any trail that it seemed unlikely I would encounter anyone while I was there. I gathered some loose branches and stones and arranged them in a circle of about 10 metres in diameter, and then I walked into the circle and did not leave it until the same time the following day.
Great read on our relationship with time. I now have a wilderness solo on my bucket list although I doubt there are many places in over-populated Belgium where you can be really alone for 24 hours.
We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.
A flourishing economy mostly depends on an unsatisfied population and a declining environment.