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[–]magnora7 27 insightful - 8 fun27 insightful - 7 fun28 insightful - 8 fun -  (10 children)

I am doing fine, thank you all for your concern. Just taking a break from the internet for a while.

[–]send_nasty_stuff 8 insightful - 3 fun8 insightful - 2 fun9 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

That was quite the break. Good to have you back. It might be helpful if you leave again to 'appoint' someone as the interim big cheese. It's been a bit dramatic around here the last few months.

[–]Node 8 insightful - 3 fun8 insightful - 2 fun9 insightful - 3 fun -  (3 children)

How good is it to take this long of a break from the internet?

How is your mom doing? Hope that all worked out with full recovery.

Anyway, good to hear you're alive and fine. Enjoy the rest of your break, however long it lasts.

[–]magnora7 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

The break was worth it, highly recommended. Mom healed up great, everything is good. Thank you for your kind words.

[–]Node 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Good to hear the news about your mom!

I seem to be having a bit of commenting burnout at the moment, and the blatant insanity in our society isn't helping. Did you still read posts about how our species is crashing, or was avoiding all that part of your break?

I'm wondering if I need to falsify my view of reality a bit to lower my stress level.

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah I literally didn't open saidit at all 4 for months. And reddit maybe 15 minutes a day just to read /r/conspiracy. I did use youtube a lot more though, I tried to watch fun or educational stuff only, nothing political or irritating. And I played video games and watched TV shows I like.

It's not so much about falsifying a view of reality as it is just taking a break from entangling the mess to focus on enjoying it, for a while. Remember when you were a kid?

And furthermore if you want to be an example to others, don't you think that requires living a life that is lower in stress, that you get enjoyment from? I've been thinking about this a lot. If you are stressed, it makes others stressed. So helping yourself focus on enjoying life, is actually helpful to others too. But that doesn't mean closing your eyes to the world. It just means balancing the fun stuff with the stress-inducing stuff. It's all about finding a balance on a day-to-day basis.

[–]Entropick[S] 8 insightful - 3 fun8 insightful - 2 fun9 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Welcome back! I felt an authentic boost of motivation seeing you return. Thank you for everything!

[–]jamesK_3rd 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Glad you're ok

[–]TumbleweedFireflies 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

We've all been in a place where we've needed a break, I get it, and am glad to see you're back! I hope things are going OK for you and you're hangin' in there.

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks, feeling great lately. The break was a great idea. We all used to take summer vacation during school, I needed a summer vacation from saidit after 3 years haha