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[-] shalafi 6 points 1 month ago

All the, "We're gonna DIE!" posts come from people that never lived the Cold War.

[-] NOT_RICK 23 points 1 month ago

The same Cold War where if a couple of people made different choices (like Stanislav Petrov) the earth would be an irradiated wasteland?

The doomers can be irritating at times but let’s not get complacent.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

It's the result of growing up under 2 very different impending calamities. Nuclear annihilation was a constant but invisible threat that promised to wipe the world clean before you would even have time to comprehend what was happening, so the mentality was to live in the moment and pretend it didn't exist, because it all might not tomorrow. While climate change is a constant but blatantly visible threat that clearly gets worse and worse as time goes on, giving a real sense of desperate urgency to do something now.

So you have a dissonance of the older generations who shrug their shoulders at the horrors of the news and pretend that nothing's happening because it doesn't immediately affect them, and the younger generations who are freaking out about everything all at the same time because their whole lives they've basically been on the train tracks watching the train come barreling towards them and begging the older folks to just drive the car off the tracks.

[-] darthsid 2 points 1 month ago

Share with us your sagely wisdom because the daily dread I feel is unreal

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

Enjoy the little moments

If the worst should happen (nuclear war) unless you live somewhere quite rural you would die incredibly quickly.

So rather than constantly worrying about if the world ends, enjoy the little moments and work on building a better world with the people around you. And hopefully with your small collective and other people doing the same we can steer the world into a less treacherous direction.

[-] NOT_RICK 2 points 1 month ago

This is kind of a cliche at this point but I have found mindfulness to be helpful for me. I like to go out into the woods and just watch the wind blow the trees around and just appreciate the nature around me. Keeping yourself in the present is tough but it does wonders.

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