William Shakespeare wrote King Lear while quarantined during the Bubonic Plague. A hundred years later, isolated during another catastrophic event, Isaac Newton developed the laws of gravity.
It must have been easier in those days to stay focused. No Netflix. Smartphones. No Pumpkin spiced lattes.
But think about it.
At the very least we should take their accomplishments during difficult times as a challenge. Dig deeper into our own psyches. Inhabit our better selves. Figure out what we can contribute while we’re…sheltering in place.