Question: The term “social distance” [pre-pandemic definition, not the Covid-related “social distancing”] characterizes the position of social groups, the degree of their relationship. Social distance reflects the economic, political, ethnic, and national difference between people.
Do you think this distance will decrease or, on the contrary, expand in the future?
Answer: According to the science of Kabbalah, social distance will begin to decrease. We will feel the need for getting closer, because the comfort of our life, the safety and health of people, the prevention of all kinds of epidemics and problems, ranging from problems with children, with families, and to great, global problems, depend on it. Undoubtedly, this will be a change for the better.
We are now in some kind of movement toward reducing social distance. The world is getting small anyway. But this is still not the distance we want to reach. Nevertheless, it already allows people to be closer to each other, to understand each other better, to get acquainted with other lands, peoples, and customs.
A person rises above himself. Many of us live constantly flying from country to country. That is, the distance is physically shrinking, especially with the development of the Internet and the media.
But the most important thing is that we gradually begin to understand each other more. Even if we do not get closer, then at least we see that there are people opposite to us. After all, hatred also needs to be understood by a hater or a detester.
From KabTV’s “Communication Skills” 10/30/20