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12:00 AM, June 18, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:52 AM, June 18, 2020

Editorial

Three months in and we still don't know where we are. If this shutdown was a 15th century Spanish expeditionary voyage, we'd point to the next piece of land that we lay our eyes upon and call it India. Alas, we aren't Columbus and the Earth has been thoroughly explored, and so our voyage continues.

I've noticed there are two types of people in shutdown (excluding people actively combating the disease – godspeed to them). There's the angry person on the keyboard, who's aggressively following everything that's trending on the Internet. These dedicated individuals will always have a good assortment of things to agree with, disagree with, and vehemently oppose. They find joy in making themselves heard on the Internet, as a matter of catharsis more than anything.

The other type of shutdown people is the roof-going, moon-watching, book-reading, show-binging, thought-thinking person who is enjoying life more than ever. Their loneliness doesn't kill them, and they must confess they wish things never changed.

This week's SHOUT has a bit of both. Probably because it is made by people in shutdown. Of which there are two types. As discussed above.

 

– Azmin Azran, Sub-editor, SHOUT

 

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