Authentic to yourself,damn the consequences.
Distraught world,professionally and otherwise. Manipulation on an industrial scale.
Anyone with the sense and the will to separate themselves from the noise and currents of the world can observe patterns prevalent in all aspects of society. These are attempts,from blatant to incredibly subtle,at steering your concern,behavior,and in quite a few cases money,towards a predetermined outcome. I avoid any media that plays upon whatever pity I might have or my sense of outrage, this last voting cycle a prime example,plus every feel good story in television or radio.. as soon as the tinkly sad piano or somber string music starts playing whilst someone is sobbing into the microphone I roll my eyes and shut it off. It’s not that I don’t care,but it’s that you expect me to feel your pain or elation or whatever emotions you are feeling and I am not you nor do I concern myself with things I have no chance much less desire of influencing. We only have a set amount of time to live, and if i am able to reach my doddering,pre-senility grumpy old man stage, hopefully I will look back and say “I sure am happy that I didnt buy into all their bullshit”.
If you have to force yourself to care ,its not real and it poses a very real danger of becoming a habit ,and one day it will all come to the fore ,and some will remark on your change of personality..”Thats not like him/her” when in reality that was you all along….