I'm gonna be honest for a minute, and I might delete this thread later. It's not pretty. But... God, I'm tired of being "woke." I'm exhausted.
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@AshEaria Apathy. I've naturally fallen into it because of who I am, but everything gets a lot better when you stop seeing everything as lots of events and stories. Those stories should definitely still exist, but it feels a lot simpler if instead you think of it all more as just a mood or set of morals. You don't have to read every article to get those, and you can let them develop over time, but it's a lot easier to think about 1 set of personal morals than a constant bombardment of articles.
@AshEaria I feel this. I dealt by giving up on wokeness, since I haven't met even a single sincere person in the whole "movement". It's all either vanity ("look how good I am") or axe-grinding ("grr I hate men/whites/etc"). Also, contrary to woke folks, there is no dichotomy between wokeness and white supremacy. There's a huge middle ground where we can love and respect everyone without seeing each person as an embodiment of their most superficial characteristics. It's pretty freeing. Hope this helps.
@AshEaria Great thread! Indeed, the best approach from Stoicism is to focus on what you can control. The world tries to say if you don’t follow and be aware of all the things, your apparently a bad person. You can read well written long form journalism, books, and similar material to improve yourself how feels best, and pass that knowledge by example through those you interact with. The rest... it’s best to just adjust what you read/look at (hard habit to break). You’ll feel better :)
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