I agree with this. I was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal kidney cancer in 2018 and spent two years fighting for my life, isolated, unable to live the life I wanted, stuck at home ill. Then the pandemic came and it's all "gee. More of the same."The article seems to be centering on how people are reacting to the pandemic, but my own life has changed very little. What I feel now is about the same as it was before. Due to certain situations with my family, I didn't really get out much beforehand, and with the lockdowns and pandemic restrictions, it's not much changed now, obviously. I think the pandemic has given many a bit of the experience that a lot of people go through day to day, pandemic or no pandemic.
Not complaining or bitching about it, mind you, and I don't mean to come off as cynical as it may sound. It's just that to many people, what may be called 'languishing' is not a new deal.