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EP. 114 How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Transformed Human Nature?

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The Coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed people's lifestyles all over the world. These major changes have altered the dynamics of human-nature in a variety of ways that we will be discussing on the podcast today.

Human nature is a concept that represents the ways people think, feel, and act. It encompasses the way individuals interact with one another. The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown has changed the way we think, feel, and interact, in both positive and negative ways. Kimberly shares that there are certain connections her brain has made with the COVID-19 lockdown, such as TikTok songs and the way the Tiger King documentary consumed people’s attention. Tim remembers the way many hoarded goods such as toilet paper and hand soap at the beginning of the lockdown out of panic and fear. The pandemic and lockdown caused many to socially isolate from their family and friends, causing higher levels of depression and suicide

While we have seen the ugly side of human nature during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has also been a beautiful side full of compassion and kindness. Hope Rescue as a non-profit works with at-risk families, partnering with churches to distribute food and goods such as diapers. Throughout the last year, we have seen people with abundant resources step up to the plate and help those in need. We have seen enormous amounts of giving, whether it be in the form of time through serving, goods such as food donations, or money. It’s been amazing to see a need arise and watch people come forward and ask what they can do to help.

If you have felt lonely during the pandemic due to social isolation, Tim recommends volunteering for your local food bank or food distribution event. If you are local in San Diego and are interested in volunteering with us, send us an email at We wear masks, have contactless drive-up food distribution, and socially distance from one another. Volunteering your time and being surrounded by like-minded individuals who want to love and help others is a powerful thing.

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