Or maybe both…
In this time of worrisome health bugs it seems like maybe Jehovah’s guidance to not isolate is wrong. But from my perspective it is still right on point. Proverbs 18:1 says, “Whoever isolates himself pursues his own selfish desires; He rejects all practical wisdom.” Of course today with Covid-19 running rampant we DON’T want to be running around and visiting and gathering and ignoring the advice to social distance. But thankfully we have other ways to gather together and from my point of view we need to take advantage of them.
I have an anxiety disorder and PTSD and to be honest this whole being at home and isolated has been horrible. Due to other illnesses and not feeling good for a week and a half I have done the bare minimum in socialization and I feel like the world is so far away from me. I talk to one person regularly on the phone and I make our meetings at our virtual Kingdom Hall on Zoom!. But I find that is not enough. We need to take advantage of the technology we have to stay connected.
When we reject the wisdom from above, God’s word the Bible, we will fare badly. So stay in touch with family and friends. Use all that is available to you. This goes for everyone, but especially I want to reach out to those who already suffer from mental health problems like myself. If we don’t want to go down the deep, dark rabbit hole then we need to stay connected. Nobody needs to know your issues, just call friends, text someone, chat, meet up in Zoom!, FaceTime, that’s a thing! Or, go old school and treat someone to a letter! I love getting letters and cards. There are still so many ways to social distance and hug each other at the same time. Do it for yourself and for your loved ones. This dividing virus could actually bring us together if we let it.