With the whole pandemic going on, I think minecraft is one of the most fun ways to spend your time alone or with friends, you can find. There are plenty of servers with welcoming communities that are more than willing to persuade you to play on their server. Most servers even have welcoming committees helping you out if it's your first time playing the game, explaining to you how to get started and help you have a fun time. You can even make new friends in minecraft especially in some of the more tight-knit communities out there. However when you join the server it's usually a good practice to talk to one of the mods or the admin of the server so they can explain the server rules and etiquette as every server is a clique of its own. This may all seem complicated at the start however if you just dive into it and start playing you're soon gonna find yourself having fun and letting you figure out the important stuff as you go and the rest will come when it may. I think that's one of the beauties of this game and it's probably the reason why it's so popular even after so much time has passed since it's release. Minecraft is even used by some schools for their lectures these days. Fun stuff indeed.
So let's play Minecraft!