This Dystopian Life

I should return and insert the main thought I wanted to convey in the last response: we don’t dwell on the world-plaguing problems because they feel too crushing, and we’re truthfully helpless. After our needs are met, we watch Cops. If we were to occupy our thoughts will the grave realities of the world, we wouldn’t function, and to dismiss them is unfortunately a healthier way to cope. I’m sure you’ve seen this (, and I think it reflects how individual efforts usually don’t add up to much (take hybrid cars for example Like the people that choose to not buy the next iPhone because they want to reduce their ecological footprint on the planet, it’s good for your mental state, but your effort didn’t produce enough result. And that’s why I talk about unity.

There are real and quantifiable crisis that degrade humanity, and to try to tackle them all is daunting. A lot of the time people just want to make a buck to pay the bills that keep their needs met (and as libertarian as I am, I do think that a buck at any cost — even at the detriment of the earth or other humans — is one of the most egregious things). Distopia? Maybe. What is the awareness and benefit you get from acknowledging that it is the case, if it is true? As a former doomsdayer, I can testify that all it does it make you a Chicken Little. It scares away optimism. The best thing you can do is to enjoy your life as much as you can and try to make the burdens of life a little easier for others.

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