2020 Eye-opener Read Count : 52
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2020 has been nothing short of shocking. Everything as we know it has changed and we are all still figuring out how to handle things or how to adapt to the 'new normal'. But aside from all the chaos, this year has also been eye-opening for me in plenty of ways. It has revealed a lot of truths about people.With the divorce rate skyrocketing, friendships ending, people being forced out of their homes, people losing jobs, 2020 has surely made people act on how they truly feel inside instead of brushing their true feelings aside. Hidden skeletons come out, true intentions become crystal clear, and masks fall off because it's easy to be present when things are good, but it's a different story when things get ugly. Folks have shown me a side of them that I haven't seen before, a side I didn't see coming.This is a year of realization for a lot of people including myself. I saw the worst and best in people which showed me that distance didn't matter with some people as it brought them closer in such troubling times, yet at the same time, it also showed me how some folks who were just inches away from me felt very far away, very distant and out of reach. I saw how promises that were made in a crowded room had turned out to be nothing more than just empty words. It made me realize that this pandemic could serve as the perfect reason for someone to check up on you, or it could also be the perfect reason for someone to just vanish.2020 is like an automatic filter. It filtered out the people who didn't want to be in my life and those who do. It showed me the difference between the kind of love that weathers the storm and the frail kind that breaks at the first sign of trouble. I've always been a believer that shit happens so I can reassess my life and the people in it and 2020 gave me some lessons I didn't know I needed because ironically, chaos brings some order in life. When things get rough, folks have two options; they can either fall apart with it or they can stand tall by my side.At the end of the day, I am thankful for the truth this year has uncovered and the deception it exposed because once I've seen people's true colours, I am not going to repaint them. Yes, 2020 has taught me that troubling times reveal true characters where their actions rarely match their words.