Original post found at: https://lmika.org/2021/07/22/seeking-out-bad.html

@lmika(external link) I can completely relate to this. I think there are numerous issues that I’d like to be aware of and understand, but the daily flood of posts just drilling into me over and over again how awful things are is unnecessary and not great for my wellbeing. When I was an undergrad, at least I was involved in activism to try to “do something” about these issues, but it ended up feeling so unproductive it got dispiriting 🙁 These days, I would like to stay informed, but there’s such a fine line between staying informed and depressing myself…

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