royalxanadu replied to your post: I had to not watch the live stream of …
Same. I’ve been feeling like I’m right on the cusp of a panic attack for the last 10 days. If I go over the edge it’s gonna be BAD.
take breaks. as many as you need.
Im noticing that a lot of people are watching the streams and the twitter feeds and MSNBC at night and are literally losing sleep. And Im noticing this happening for a few reasons: 1-people want to bear witness. they cant feed us the lies if we are watching it. 2-people are afraid that if they go to sleep theyre going to wake up to something even more terrible 3-people feel guilty about going to sleep in the comfort of their homes while people are being tear gassed in Ferguson.
All of that is understandable and I feel it too.
But you gotta take breaks. However you can. Whenever you need it. & anyone who tries to make you feel badly about that can go walk on some Legos.
Reblogging this as I had to check out a bit from it all last night. I did watch maybe an hour of the livestreams, but that was about all I could take before I had to step back. I want to keep an eye on the situation, all for the same reasons listed above, but it’s emotionally draining. I can only imagine what it’s like for the people of Ferguson. Hopefully they’re taking care of themselves as best they can too.