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The world is unraveling and I don't know how anyone is supposed to cope with it all

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@Gargron To be brutally honest, it will take everyone, and I mean everyone, to take a giant step backwards away from ME, ME, ME!

@alanyst @Gargron

The first step is to get away from the tribalism that's engulfed the world. If no one can accept basic truths of reality, the conflicts will unfortunately continue.

@Gargron It's going to be a weird decade after all of this. I wonder what it'll be like for those going through their formative years now...

@WAHa_06x36 @Gargron my parents were born in the Great Depression and spent their childhood through WW2. I think that really shaped their thinking and outlook for their entire lives. The generation born from around now to 2040 might end up sharing some characteristics with that pre-Boomer generation.

@Gargron Radical self-care, combined with radical care for others.

Activists often are self-sacrificing to a fault, which is understandable given the stakes, but holding civilization together will be a marathon, not a sprint. We'll be dealing with climate change, racism, fascism, etc. for the rest of our lives. We need to make sure our contributions are sustainable, and avoid burnout. People who are already overwhelmed and burned out need to start by putting their oxygen mask on

@Gargron Obviously, some people are in situations where they can't do enough self-care, e.g. if their entire town was destroyed in a fire and they're a climate refugee. No amount of soothing baths and ice cream will fix that, if they even have access to such luxuries. That's where radical care for others comes in.

In caring for others, we might just save ourselves in the process.

@gargron We hold on where we can and where we can't hold on we ask for someone to help lift us back up.

@Gargron In other news, the world has never been more stable and safe and kinder than it is right now.

@Gargron you should come to the usa! THIS COUNTRY UNRAVELED A LONG TIME AGO!!

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