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Offline BC_cheque

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Re: Work from home culture
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2021, 12:56:51 pm »
Yes, but if your antisocial is the forest social interaction of work actually helpful? I mean it's so minimal

I can answer this as someone who considers herself antisocial.  Yes, it helps.  Those few days a week, I have to hold eye contact, make small talk and I go through a range of emotions from frustration to laughter with real people in front of me. 

Interestingly, I often wonder what came first, working from home or the anti-social behaviour.  Sometimes I think it's just age and timing.  When I moved out to the burbs I slowly lost touch with my old friends but never really made friends in the new neighbourhood.

However, I notice that my decline began when I first started working from home.  I was an outgoing person before but after a few years I started noticing that when talking to people IRL I would stumble and get nervous. 

There was probably an inclination in me already because my dad is socially awkward (but my mom is a social butterfly) but I do think working from home makes people who have the tendency become worse. 

You seem like a very social person with the big network of friends so you may not understand, but loneliness is very much a problem in our society and many people smarter than you and me who study this stuff believe that WFH and social media are leading causes of it.