manton
manton

Watching the news at lunch. I want to blog about the war in Israel but it’s too divisive and terrible. Not interested in inviting a debate right now. Strong feelings mean everyone is quick to hit reply. I’m okay writing about American politics but this is much harder to get right in a short post.

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starrwulfe
starrwulfe
@manton

Literally me for the last 2 weeks.

Last 2, 3 years if you count the political situation here in the States.

…Just gonna keep talking about nerdy linux, minimalist keyboards, Cities Skylines, trains, trams and urbanist stuff.

#maintaining-my-happy-place

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aburtch@triangletoot.party
aburtch@triangletoot.party

@manton 💯

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jonah
jonah

@manton Humans aren't really equipped to have all the bad news of the entire world given to them at once; almost certainly to the exclusion of all the good news in the entire world. It really isn't possible in a healthy way to develop strong feelings on every single issue as it comes up, especially when mediated by others with vested interests.

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jeffperry
jeffperry

@manton Practically impossible to do in a short post honestly. It is too nuanced and complicated.

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jtr
jtr

@manton I think this goes three times to you. You are a "celebrity" here on MB, you are the person behind this social network, and last but not least, you're human with opinions. It's hard. I hope you do have enough people to talk to around you.

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jsanchez
jsanchez

@manton I hear you, I think it’s a time in which we need to be open to hold two things on our hearts, we have to hold our empathy for the suffering of innocent civilians in one hand at the same time as we hold the historical view of how it got this bad and how we get out of it.

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