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  • My old self exposed

    Posted on July 7th, 2018 cwmoore No comments

    There are several risks to being overloaded with disturbing/negative content.

    • Complacency – becoming so used to the deluge that it all starts to seem normal.
    • Paralysis – that is, being so overwhelmed, you can’t figure out what to do/how to move forward.
    • Crisis perspective – you get trapped in the Breaking News cycle where everything seems like a potentially world-ending crisis to you.
    • Depression/PTSD – you don’t have to be on the front line of a war have either/both. Disturbing content is absolutely a trigger.

    It is really bad that people do not recognize these 4 signals.  Instead, one is threatened with dire consequences that do come true in a self-fulfilling prophesy sort of way.  Thank heaven I have not had these symptoms for several decades. PTL.  In any case I thought this interesting and should be presented.

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