A podcast host delves into the intricacies of the 'pandemic skip,' unraveling its profound impact on individuals and society at large.
The pandemic completely changed our perspective toward life and the way we live it. For most individuals, the lockdown period most likely felt like a blur as their perception of time became affected. In fact, people continue to feel the effects of the pandemic today and will probably continue to do so in the future. Casey Corradin, who hosts the podcast "Between Us Girlies," put up a short clip on their official page (@betweenusgirlies) where she talked about the "pandemic skip."
She explains how her social media feeds were filled with videos about people experiencing the "pandemic skip." Corradin explains how it was a theory that psychologists came up with. "Whatever age you were when the pandemic started is like where you're at mentally," she says. The woman goes on to explain how three years were essentially "wasted" and how it had a detrimental effect on people's perception of time and their age.
She says, "So these women that were like 27 when the pandemic started and then it's three years later and they're 30 and everyone is having kids, they're like, 'Oh my god, I'm not ready to have kids? I'm still young?'" The woman continues by sharing how a lot of 20-year-olds missed out on their "figuring-your-life-out phase." Which meant that they were now much older but still had to figure things out.
It seemed many individuals felt the same way and they shared their own thoughts in the comments section. A TikTok user said, "I was 16, now I'm 20. I thought I felt younger for other reasons and I just wasn't mentally ready to be an adult. But the pandemic skip fits." @geniesmum99 shared, "I was 20, now 24, but acting like I'm 30 and settled. Covid helped me embrace being an introvert and helped me mentally so much."
Another thing that permanently changed with the pandemic is work culture. Many jobs shifted to becoming remote, which became a welcome shift that most people enjoyed. Once the disease began to recede, employers began wanting employees to physically show up, which has not exactly made people overly happy. TikTok recruitment expert Lee Harding recently shared a video where he was able to capture how exhausted people were when commuting to work.
It's very clear from the video that everybody seems really tired and is absolutely dreading having to go to work. The text overlay reads, "They say remote work is less productive. Does anybody here look like they'll be productive once they get to the office?" The video begs the question of whether it's productive to force employees to come to work.
The video resonated with many people in the comments section. @mem.el.wray said, "The only ones saying remote work is less productive are the commercial real estate owners. What a coincidence, huh." @gg_carrots commented, "Exhausting and overstimulating just getting to the office, not to mention the travel is unpaid and sometimes expensive or taking hours." @floridiaa commented, "Hundreds of millions of hours wasted every week to commute is such a joke."