Uncle Mod, I really need some advice at the moment. I understand if you'd rather not answer this for any reasons, and that you're dealing with lots of stuff of your own at the moment, so it's okay if you don't respond, but... How do you find hope when things are hopeless? When things are hollow and pointless, and more than anything you just want to give up, give in, just... stop. I'm.. really having trouble finding reasons to keep hoping at the moment. Thank you, sorry, I hope your day goes well
sorry it took a while to get around to replying, but this is like, a big question? and I have trouble answering it for myself, but, I guess one thing is to find rocks to hold onto- those can be people, places, cartoons, comics, that one song you really like played 50 times back to back. Find something solid that you know and can hang on to and appreciate inside and out. Getting your sense of hope back is hard, but if you find these solid joyous things then you can work to back that sense that there are things worth fighting for- if to do so you have to cling to it and smush your face all up against it, that’s cool. It doesn’t matter how silly, obscure, weird or completely unrelated to the chaos of the world it is; if it matters, that’s power. Allow yourself to find the atoms of joy in the things you know to be good and give yourself time to think about and explore them, because spending time looking through something leads to better understanding and perspective. This doesn’t mean you’re removing yourself from the big picture, it means you recalibrating what that means. Heck the last time I was like this I went on a mass vine-watching spree, and it worked, because honestly I think joy is the best bringer of hope I know. Anyway, love you anon I think we’re all kind of in this situation together right now, but good luck and maybe we can all get through this one hand-hold at a time.