Apply Sustained Pressure

BBN housemate, known for advising people to apply pressure

If you’re trying to carry on while people around you die, your society is not collapsing. It’s already fallen down. — Indi Samarajiva

  • They too were young people fighting against a tyrannical government
  • The police were violently against them
  • They too had five demands, some of them looking exactly like ours

If you’re waiting for a moment where you’re like “this is it,” I’m telling you, it never comes. Nobody comes on TV and says “things are officially bad.” There’s no launch party for decay. It’s just a pileup of outrages and atrocities in between friendships and weddings and perhaps an unusual amount of alcohol. — Indi Samarajiva

If you’re trying to carry on while people around you die, your society is not collapsing. It’s already fallen down

My very bad stick drawing

You have got to start thinking generationally. This may actually help your mental state because — while difficult — generational change is at least not impossible. You’re trying to change everything right now and the only thing that’s going to give is your brain. — Indi Samarajiva 2

Collapse is just a series of ordinary days in between extraordinary bullshit, most of it happening to someone else. That’s all it is. — Indi Samarajiva

That’s how this works. Human society doesn’t follow quarters or years, this is literally astrology. We follow generations. My grandparents’ generation started the fire. My parents’ generation put it out (with artillery). My generation can thus indulge in flame wars on Twitter. That’s how long it takes, and you are nowhere near the end. You’re at the beginning. — Indi Samarajiva

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This is a collection of articles by a non-expert. I write to hopefully influence what people are thinking. The idea is to entertain and feed your curiosity but I often get carried away and forget to maintain a balance.

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