Actively curate most of what you absorb, from media and relationships. Set boundaries.
Otherwise, you’re taking on a staggering amount of violence that has become normalized – giving the impression that it’s inevitable when actually it’s a choice. A choice between gussied-up futility and a place of authenticity, compassion and peace.
Despite what the naysayers say, the naive are not those who believe in choice but those who have given in, have been taken over, fatalistically bamboozled, by the violent veneer. Still, even they can be resuscitated by a single moment of inspiration and courage that reconnects them to their essence.
And despite how gloomy things can appear, multitudes of naysayers are by the day embracing choice. Not all need to see or believe this. Eventually, it’ll be an easy and welcoming bandwagon to jump on to.
In the meantime, curate, for your sake. For all our sakes.