What Do You Miss the Most From Your Life Pre-Lockdown?

in dPoll6 months ago

What Do You Miss the Most From Your Life Pre-Lockdown?


We have been living interesting times, for the past half a year, and that's a terrible curse in Chinese culture.

I pictured living interesting times would be something... nice. Until I read about the curse and gave it a second thought. But only these days I start to really understand its meaning.

Yes, the times are interesting, something that will likely mark us. And yes, if we live through them, we'll have something to tell our grandkids, who will look at us either impressed or with disbelief.

Most people around the globe have been in full or partial lockdown for at least some time, and that's something completely new to our lives.

This pandemic changed most of us to a lower or higher degree. What will follow will probably change us further.

I am curious, what do you miss the most from your life pre-lockdown period?

I tried to list a extensive number of possible restrictions ("my job" stands for either losing your job or missing going to an office instead of working from home - feel free to explain if you want to). If you choose "none" you are definitely a lucky one.

You may find difficult to choose one option, but try...


  • my job

  • freedom to travel (for work or vacations)

  • meeting friends or relatives

  • hugging friends or relatives

  • walking / running / cycling for hours or without a clear destination / circuit

  • rush hour (?)

  • sports / festivals / concerts / theater / cinema

  • parks

  • malls / shopping

  • restaurants / terraces

  • resorts / public beaches / pools

  • gyms

  • hairdressers / cosmetics etc.

  • none (I was not in lockdown / we had no restrictions)

  • other (please specify)

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Freedom to mind my own business and not to explain everything I have to do...

Yup, so true...

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  • other (please specify)

I'm not missing anything. Some time I had homework for days, that was very nice, because it was almost like vacation and free time. And now I work every day again, it's nice too, but just exhausting. I go shopping with my mask on and I can also go for a walk. I like this situation as it is, because I do not notice any illness, suffering or dying in my environment. But that people get very ill and die is terrible. Because death is cruel.

I like this situation as it is, because I do not notice any illness, suffering or dying in my environment. But that people get very ill and die is terrible. Because death is cruel.

You also don't cause it, it would be even more terrible to know you caused someone's death or life-long health impairment.

Personally I understand the measures, that doesn't mean I don't miss some of the benefits of the life prior to the pandemic. There are some good changes too: less crowded streets, there's less pollution...

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  • walking / running / cycling for hours or without a clear destination / circuit

plus hiking camping fishing ... most outdoor activities that my grandkids can participate in.

Good additions! Thanks for them.

I miss freedom, as I feel somehow imprisoned for about a month or so and I definitely miss walking as much as I can and as much as I want to.

Yeah, I hope we all started to value any kind of freedom at least a little more these days.

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  • other (please specify)

My life did not change drastically. Shops are open I can go out just not cross the borders. Perhaps I could but if I can not go back.

I live on the country, no neighbors or friends here and no one would stop me from hugging if I like, which I do not do with everyone.

So if I miss something it's the freedom to cross the borders.

You are quite lucky. Most likely the restrictions - where imposed - feel a lot worse in a city or even a town.

Yes, now I am lucky but in normal life no one likes to live here far away from civilization. A doctor, firefighters, ambulance will not pick you up, the garbage isn't collected, you need to see how to get your water but at least we have electricity and if it doesn't rain we are not locked in here and can leave.

To be honest I am happy I am no longer living in a city but I know too I can not get old here.

Happy day. 💕

Although I haven't experienced this kind of life myself for long term, I know what you mean, my father has an quasi-isolated farm way up close to the mountains. He loves it there, but realizes how hard it is compared to his accommodation in town, even if he has better conditions than you described.

Your father must have a great life up there. I hope he enjoys it.
It's good to have something closer or in town. I have too my daughter lives in it. She told me to come live with her but the youngest need to finish their education first which they can not over there.
It's probably over there where I end up. Shops nearby, there's a asmall garden, water, electricity and I only need to cross the road and stand in front of the shops and doctor's office. I wouldn't need a car or can share one which would be great too.
I wish you a happy day. 💕

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  • hugging friends or relatives

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  • restaurants / terraces

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  • freedom to travel (for work or vacations)

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  • resorts / public beaches / pools

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  • hairdressers / cosmetics etc.

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  • meeting friends or relatives

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  • freedom to travel (for work or vacations)

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  • meeting friends or relatives

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  • freedom to travel (for work or vacations)

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  • hugging friends or relatives

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  • other (please specify)

Everything.

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  • meeting friends or relatives

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  • sports / festivals / concerts / theater / cinema

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  • meeting friends or relatives