Digging my heels in and shaming my callous opponent won't help, and feeds into the myth of the "holier than thou" leftist. You might genuinely believe you're a better person, but unlike someone who is right-wing individualistic, it won't make you happier. The ultimate goal is to agree, not to win at moral point-scoring.
If we cannot love our enemies, because they are busy trying to take us down, does that make us worse at being Left? It's complicated.
Is it closed minded to reject bad ideas and disingenuous arguments? Is there really any merit in sickening and hateful rhetoric that reduces lived experiences and historical legacies to "whiny snowflakes"?
Is it weird to be obsessed with not fitting in? The question used to take up most of my brain, especially before my autism diagnosis. I had hostile feelings towards people who seemed happy being different, and spent a lot of time analysing and resenting people who effortlessly made friends and connections. I used to … Continue reading Why You Don’t Fit In With People
Amidst growing frustrations with a racist world it was a cathartic moment for many. Yet this historic and symbolic moment was not overwhelmingly supported.
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I can't help but feel Piers might benefit from this wash of support. Doing something for the good of could have a positive effect on the chronically-corrosive journo.
People online can be really mean, and it's weird because they're just a human trying their best. They're probably not feeling great, and they're not trying to spare your feelings or their reputation. Yet even with compassion, it's still hard to comprehend why people can be so mean online.
The system of politics is distant and bureaucratic. Just like money as a medium of exchange makes it harder for humans to understand costs; mass-democracy as a medium of politics makes it harder for humans to understand power.
The future is never clear, but right now it looks like a stop sign. Last week I couldn't post. Despite being inside almost all of the time, with no pressure to go anywhere or do anything, I had no energy. The world feeling like a crisis zone is taking its toll on all of us. … Continue reading 5G Conspiracy Theorists Need Kindness Not Hate