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

@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…

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Original post found at: https://gabz.me/2021/06/12/luna-drops-something.html

@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…”

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