Marginal pandemic superpower

I've never read a comic book. My understanding of comic hero superpowers, absorbed through movies and other pop culture, is that there is an upside and a downside to them.

My pandemic superpower is that I can tolerate boredom--self-imposed boredom, at least--for an excruciatingly long time. Years of staring out of the windows of cars, buses, and trains, and of going on long walks and runs, has prepared me to survive in this never ending state of waiting. (I would have preferred the case where society-at-large did what needed to be done to make the wait shorter, but here we are.)

The downside that I haven't learned how to mitigate yet is that being able to hide out forever inside yourself is a net negative for others who know you, who depend on you. I'm thinking about that as 2021 rolls in.

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