18 May Adults aren’t the only ones suffering | loneliness of youth under pandemic restrictions
I still got to go to school. I still got to see people at school and be around them. Still, it felt like nobody was really there. Usually we sat in a dark room with the lights off and the blinds closed, all of us facing some sort of electronic device, procrastinating and not getting our work done.
I keep saying to myself, “It’s OK because next week will be better.” But the next week was always the same as the last. I’ve learned that now and have given up.
We want to escape the loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress, but our electronics are causing more.
We have been told countless times that if we don’t socially distance, stay away from friends, go straight home after school, don’t stay and talk to people, don’t go to busy public places, don’t hang out with friends and stop doing the things that make us kids, that make us human beings, we will cause harm to others.
If we break these rules, we are killing our elders and we aren’t protecting them (even though they are already vaccinated). We have been told in a nicer way than this, but this is still the general idea of what we’ve been told.
Now, kids are scared. If they break these rules they feel like murderers, ungrateful people who are just terrible and selfish. But while following these rules we are killing ourselves, slowly but surely.
Adults aren’t the only ones suffering.