The pandemic is changing human friendship and relationship. The term “social animal” is being redefined as the circumstance compels the most intelligent animal on earth to be more self-centered in the name of precaution. The gap of relationship is widening and each of us is moving into a seclusion under duress.
The Greek philosopher and polymath, Aristotle said, “man is by nature a social animal”. It was after the era of Aristotle, every pandemic caused by human-to-human transmission that historians noted had happened. Pandemic might have happened in the ancient days too but without too wide a call for social distancing as we see now. The world was much larger at that time unlike what we call it today as a village. As the world shrank, people could make more friends faraway. But the 21st century pandemic called Covid-19 turned everything topsy-turvy.