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  1. May 2021
  2. Mar 2021
  3. Aug 2020
    1. This kind of anxiety causes us to futurize and catastrophize, both of which take up a lot of emotional real estate. It’s a vicious cycle: The more we worry, the more we try to control our worry with something tangible, such as information. But clinging to our screens for the latest update has the opposite effect because it serves as fodder for more futurizing and catastrophizing. A daily update makes sense. But bingeing on up-to-the-minute news is like stress eating—it’s bloating our minds with unhealthy food that will make us feel sick.

      This is something I have noticed as well - it can be very easy to get caught up with up-to-the-second news, and social media makes it very easy to do so.

      However, there is so much that we can't do anything about - especially when its a news story about something that is in another city our country.

      Finding the right balance of being informed, but not doom-scrolling can be tricky to balance.

  4. Aug 2017
    1. The trend of deeply negative reporting still serves the corporate culture, because if people just feel doom and gloom, then you might as well just keep buying a bunch of crap, eat hamburgers, and chain smoke cigarettes because there's no future anyway.

      This is so important to note. This is in a way is comparable to the Rebound Effect squared. Where the Rebound Effect goes mostly unnoticed and takes places on a subconscious level, this is rather a "Well, f**k it then...", which is more severe...