Word of the day: immutable
I miss having the energy to create joy.
I’m getting angry. Might feed that.
Word of the day: susurrous
Word of the day: complicit
Haven’t seen an online friend in awhile. Search twitter; no such user. Find website. Search for “twitter”; find blog post about social media hiatus. Yes!
Word of the day: underpinnings
Be safe tonight, and be smart. Picture in your mind right now what you value most. Don’t lose what you see.
That’s why the internet and especially Twitter are the worst places for this, because you don’t have relationships and people are trying to show how smart they are. They’re trying to show how devoted they are to their team. So the kind of political engagement, the kind of public square that we get from social media, is generally terrible.
Obvious, I know, but the article linked below offers some insight on just why this is and provides hope for being able to come together as Americans to move forward, together, to get out of the messes currently before us.
Jonathan Haidt on the Pandemic and America’s Polarization – The Atlantic
I’ve spent time in public two days in a row now. It’s really going to be a process learning how to be okay around flocks of unaware, inconsiderate people again.