You are quite literally built to sense an infinite amount of subtle bits of signal from your fellow humans. We were not built to live alone in caves; we were built to live together in them.
What We Lost eloquently explains my underlying feelings as we continue to navigate the pandemic. I love the additional flexibility we all have to mold work around our lives, as opposed to our lives around work, but I deeply miss the in-person interactions. I don’t read this as depressing, though I could see it that way, rather I look forward to the time when we get to use all of our senses again. On a side note, Michael Lopp, the author of that post has likely had the most influence on my view of management and leadership of any human that I haven’t worked with directly.