Sam, it feels like there's just this whole new wave of cruelty this week, leaving aside the horrible tragedy in Manchester, it's like our government is punching us repeatedly to see how long until we punch back and the people who CAN punch back good and hard will never do it. Do you have a way to cope with this or should I just abstain from the internet for a few days? (If this is too much like Sam Advises, plz ignore)
I mean…I honestly don’t really have any advice, I think coping is a really personal thing – you have to find what works, and that sometimes involves a lot of trial and error.
Abstaining is one way, and certainly the world won’t end if you take two days off the internet. Focusing on one issue is also helpful; you can’t fight every battle anyway, so you might as well pick one or two and just focus on those. And remember that the people trying to fuck everyone over are super broken and damaged, and you have done nothing to deserve it – they’re lashing out from fear and brokenness, which is not to excuse them but rather to remind you that their attacks aren’t justified by anything you did or anything you are.
(Sometimes that helps, sometimes not, depends on the person.)
IDK. It’s tough to know, and I’m as powerless as you are.