‘Take Breaks, But Don’t Disengage’; The Perils Of ‘Doomscrolling’ When The World Is On Fire (News@Northeastern)

News@Northeastern: ‘Take Breaks, But Don’t Disengage’; The Perils Of ‘Doomscrolling’ When The World Is On Fire. “How to cope with the onslaught? Northeastern experts say it’s a difficult balancing act, especially when the glut of information doesn’t necessarily make us more insightful, and when it’s easy to become numb to injustices at home and in far-flung parts of the world. But it’s also an unprecedentedly connected digital universe, a fact that calls upon those of us with privilege and means to help shoulder more of humanity’s burdens, taking them into our lives in order to help improve conditions for everyone, the experts say.” I see a lot of articles on doomscrolling nowadays and many of them are just “do this” or “don’t do this.” I like this one because it gets into how too much doomscrolling can inhibit your personal development and warp your perspective.

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