Socially obligated

A friend was reflecting on COVID-19 and the impact it had on the many social events he felt socially obligated to attend.

In his words – “One of the most amazing things about the past 2 years is that we managed to get through so many life events – births, deaths, marriages, puberty, and so on – without needing to make a big deal about all of them.”

He shared that the biggest thing he took away from all of this was that he’d be better off optimizing for quality in terms of the relationships and events he prioritized over quantity.

It resonated. Opting for quality and focus always feels counter intuitive.