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

You ever see stuff like that and have the wind just taken right out of you? You are way more involved than I am. How do you keep from throwing your hands up?

Oh yeah I feel that way a lot. Sometimes you can't help but throw your hands up and walk away. The key is to take a break for a bit (days, or weeks, or months) and then come back to it once you've properly digested the new information. Otherwise you can get permanent burnout if you force yourself, and that's how a lot of those people that are like 50 and don't give a shit at all, become that way.

We're running a marathon, pace yourself. Take breaks and do what you enjoy, there is no shame in it whatsoever, especially if you're doing it to give yourself time to digest new information. Put on your oxygen mask before you help others put on theirs, so to speak.