Seeing less of the world in 2020?

One common theme during this so-called “crisis” of 2020 – is that most people overall are seeing less of the world by far.

For whatever reason.

In the beginning – people “hunkered down” due to the fear pandemonium.

Naturally – many businesses were ordered closed via government decree.

Even as select businesses “reopened” (in quotes deliberately), people still seemed apprehensive about going out to places. You can tell by the general volume of humans wherever you go. The “ghost town” phenomenon is still very much in effect.

So what is everyone doing exactly?

We drive around to many places. Stores and standard “centers” that would normally have people frequenting. Such as parks, sidewalks, and their very own neighborhoods.

The residents of this state are not going out. Not even for a freaking walk!

It’s kind of odd that there is an obvious lack of outdoor buzz. Even on perfect days (high-density cities don’t apply – always some kind of activity).

But everywhere outside the urban centers – the movement of people is visibly diminished.

So we assume everyone is inside. And we can safely presume the majority are either online in some fashion (computer, tablet, phone, video games), or just consuming video content (TV, streaming, etc.)

The small minority are doing productive things.

Amazing how fast what is perceived to be the entire world – changing dynamics so fast. Mind-blowing, in fact!

About the author


NJroute22 (site admin) is an avid traveler along NJ Route 22 (and almost all of central New Jersey!) Family man, pet lover, and property owner who has a natural curiosity for everything around.