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Question, if I tune out the news, avoid toxic stuff on the internet and what not, would current events still affect me?  Can I just avoid it all?


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Yes, unless the world comes to you.


I would say that's true for 90% of things.






Sounds foresty.  Hope it works.


Yes, but, not significantly.
Most the time they're awfully minor things.
The most you'll see is a minor dent in the economy, which isn't necessarily easy to spot anyway.


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I think the j-o-k-e-r scare that's been created recently is evidence enough of how much media relies on creating fake crises and hype.
So, yes, assuming you were previously taking in a lot of news and suddenly decided to tune it all out, the relief you'd get from all that mental stress it had exerted upon you - much of it fake, and the product of embellishment or fabrication that has no bearing on your daily life - far outweighs whatever tiny disadvantage you might be at for failing to absorb current events. Chances are if you're going outside at all, you're hearing gossip of the BIG events even if you don't follow any news, and if you're smart, you'll be able to figure out how to deal with the few events that ARE important enough to affect you, once they make it into your personal sphere, anyway.


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i think, in some ways, every person has to, to grow. there is so much toxic stuff, but also so much wholesome stuff, and we all have a choice as to which we add to the world.


It's probably healthy to not put so much of yourself into your taking in of the world, and take in so much, that you hit empathy burnout, so reduction could certainly be a positive step, but i don't think that total tune out is a path that leads to a good place. You start to become disconnected from the world, and you start loosing perspective. I think that's how cultists happen, or you just become incredibly naive and lacking in wisdom. I think it, in some ways, could make you a worse person if you take it to the extreme.


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Nope, actually paid little attention to joker, main movie for me this year was midsommar, could really care less about the other stuff going on.
I don't compare myself to outsiders, the rules that affect their kind really don't apply to me.  That and considering how things are going i find it all the more practical to focus on myself only.



Yes, it can work out very well.
...Under some favourable conditions.


Considering how things are getting, who i am and how I've been treated i think it's quite practical.  People are bit by bit becoming les humane, considering the mean shit people do that can cost you your career, yeah avoidance and inner depersonalization is a good move.  When the world abandons you, abandon the world, societally speaking.


I mean. The way media hyped up a nonexistent threat from it comes to mind as an example of them totally manufacturing crises for lels.
Which suggests anyone regularly consuming too much news will be more paranoid about the world than they should be because so much of it is maliciously designed bogus meant to terrorize us and milk our fear.

And that it's mostly toxic poison as a result and you're better off consuming as little as possible.


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Yea, that sounds fairly practical. I tend to keep my internet life and meatspace life isolated for that reason. People really are fucking ruthless for the littlest things these days, you're undoubtedly right about that. Plus yea, i do think that when people start taking social contact for granted, they start to get shitty about it and treat each other like crap. But then, i still see you around here, so you've clearly not given up entirely on connectedness. Curating where your exposure to people happens though, that's huge and very important i think.

Oh yea, i think everyone could do with less mainstream media. It's become a fearmongering joke.


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I've tuned it all out. I don't watch the news. I don't give a shit about politics. I just live my life the way I want and worry about myself.
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u are 1 cool dude pepe


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I show up randomly, not on the regular.  With how things are going nowadays I'm leary of clearnet sites like this, i'm much more secure about my online dealings.  Notice how when I do come here now I'm much more tame and hush hush......
To an extend i've done the same, tricky part is when you've had to deal with shitbags in the past you have to find a way to live your life without leaving yourself open.  Bonus part is you get to watch the rest of society slowly decay and tear each other apart, that's the fun part lol.

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