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    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScout
      2 years ago

      Heads up, folks: You will start hearing this expression - “doomscrolling” - everywhere. It will appear in all the dictionaries soon. It’s in the lexicon now.

      “Doomscrolling will never actually stop the doom itself.”

      Wrong. Doomscrolling is the doom. The world, despite a few flaws, is actually quite wonderful.

      This is all pretty straight-forward (and obvious) until the last two paragraphs when it appears that the author had a strange, literary-themed mental lapse involving a deep desire to talk about Joan Didion, even though she has nothing to do with this. Let’s leave her (and Yeats) out of this. 😝

      • jeff
        Top reader of all timeReading streakScoutScribe
        2 years ago

        The penultimate paragraph was my favorite! I thought the entomology and historical parallels were the most interesting part.

        • bill
          Top reader of all timeScout
          2 years ago

          Lol. Ok. Read it again. Changed my mind. You’re right, the last few graphs are pretty bomb.

    • gena2 years ago

      Really enjoyed the article. I actually just read this article this morning but had not been able to sleep well lately so decided not to do the doomscrolling myself. Instead started back knitting and reading for hours instead of going down the rabbit hole.

    • deephdave
      Top reader of all time
      2 years ago

      Feeling informed can be a salve, but being overwhelmed by tragedy serves no purpose. The current year is nothing if not a marathon; trying to sprint to the end of one’s feed will only cause burnout and a decline in mental health among the people whose level-headedness is needed most. That means you, dear reader. Amidst all of the pain, isolation, and destruction of the past six months, it’s not worth it to add on to the strain with two hours of excess Twitter every night. Perhaps now just needs to be the End Times for your timeline.