@lmika 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…
@Gaby Hahaha, you have the right attitude imo 😉 Once I was teaching grade 4s and they were supposed to be going out to play a game, but apparently one of them had forgotten to put her lunchbox away first… which I found out when she cried, “OH SHIT! MY LUNCHBOX!” and bolted. Her friends turned straight to me with deer-in-headlights looks… but I’m not going to punish normal language use 😅 So they were very relieved when I said, “I’m just gonna pretend I didn’t hear that…”
What happens when you can’t have a political conversation at work? People who have power in your company will continue to voice opinions that they don’t even acknowledge or recognize as politics. Power and privilege is all about a shallow understanding of how your own actions are not apolitical, they are just aligned with existing power.
Great blog post on capitalism, weaponised work ethic, and disliking work.
From last May now, but I found this a pretty interesting account of how the repatriation flights and hotel quarantine program worked at that time. This website has a wicked cool Windows 9x-style layout as well.