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Response to butdiduvote (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2017, 12:28 PM

55. I say this with your best interests at heart.

You wrote: "I feel guilty every time I don't participate in a protest or don't read up on some new disastrous news story."

If that is the case, you are giving yourself far too much importance in this world. Yes, we should all do our part, but you - as only one person with no political or financial sway - just aren't that important, and becoming ill because you haven't "read some new disastrous news story" is just ridiculous.

Yes, that's what I just wrote.

Yes, I know how hard it is to turn away, but you need to do what is best for YOU. Take care of yourself. If you are that fragile, tell yourself that you will make a difference by voting faithfully in all elections.

And if you don't take care of yourself, you might not be around to vote in the next election.

Think of ways to find some peace like limiting your participation on DU and any other message boards that will upset you. Ditto places like Facebook. Instead, watch something fun on tv. Do something you love. When you are feeling stronger, you can then engage more.

Take care.

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