conscious decoupling from media - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Conscious decoupling from media sounds so pretentious, eh? But it's real simple and right now, in total honesty, so necessary. Without it we are in danger of hitting empathy depletion and the "I don't care" attitude becoming a permanent harshness that becomes cold and cruel. Instead, "For the sake of my mental health, I am temporarily not going to care about what is in the media," gives you the benefit without the harm. It allows you to still care deep down, to acknowledge that when you are able to you will return to deep caring about society, but to take a vacation from the drain that imposes on your mental energy, to rest, to recharge, to take care of your life so that you can take care of those whom depend on you. The media has become the worst soap opera in history and the episodes keep on coming - geez - bing watch anything dramatic long enough and it'll send you loopy.
When the media seeks audience by increasingly attention grabbing headlines the opposing sides push further apart and become the very engine of the extremism they purport to oppose. Thus a conscious decoupling from both and a reinstating of logic, reason and heart is essential.