As Socrates said, we, human beings, are social animals. Human development has presupposed active human interactions. Human mobility and direct communications are keys for better trade and to share knowledge. Face-to-face engagement among people is indispensable for the betterment of our growth and development.
However, the idea and practice of social distance is the opposite. The pandemic has caused the closure of businesses and forced us not to see each other directly, and we are obliged to accept economic and social isolation. In this sense, we are living in a new reality that requires us to live very differently from the past. A new paradigm is to emerge. What is the alternative to seeking economic betterment?
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