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- uspol 

I'm a person who helps run a mastodon instance and I'm only just now realizing that I have a doomscrolling problem.

Today of all days greatly exacerbated it, thanks to group chats with friends and the birdsite, but wow I need to take a step back from things. I think I need to scroll through books instead of social media or SOMETHING so that I can properly rethink how I use these platforms.

- uspol 

@somnius To be fair... today was absolutely buck wild.

- uspol 

@dualhammers @somnius I'm watching Legion and reading The Real and the Unreal (LeGuin) to cope. Nothing else for it, it seems, but smoke and mirrors.

- uspol 

@gpsych @dualhammers Heh, I'm also reading through that book! Might not finish it in time for the 10th, but it's been great to read so far

- uspol 

@somnius @dualhammers I look forward to discussing it with you and others, and I suppose that prospect confers enough hope to get me through the next few days.

@somnius I feel you. I've also noticed that having notifications for boosts/faves in my Masto client changes my relationship to the community to a less positive one.

The system's incentives and our conditioned behaviors are really hard to uncover or to predict, but when you notice them it can be eye opening.

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