By the end of last year, when Mom was really sick, I had stopped paying attention to politics. I haven’t really gotten back into it, which at times can make me feel I’m not “doing enough” to be a good citizen. (Yes, we’re working on that in therapy. Yay therapy!)
This article published on Man Repeller made me feel a little better about being out of politics:
When we live our lives online, inundated with new developments and challenges to debate with people we ideologically agree or disagree with, rushing to have a hot take on every last thing isn’t always productive. It’s perfectly okay to say “I don’t know” or “I don’t have an opinion on that” to those who are desperate to engage in some bad faith discourse on the wild headline of the day. Because tomorrow that wild headline will be gone, and all you’ll be left with is your own exhaustion.