Someone needs to hear this today:
You have permission to not engage in every single debate swirling around you.
And certainly not publicly. We live in an Information age that gives us more access to news and information than any one person can keep up with.
And here’s the thing, everyone’s threshold is different. Some personalities naturally have less bandwidth for the unending information and debate of our culture. I think it’s safe to say all of us have less capacity to shoulder the constant news in our face when going through periods of illness, loss or transition.
On top of that, we may feel the pressure to speak up when something collides with our core beliefs and values. If we choose not to engage, does that mean we don’t care? What will someone think if I don’t pull out my megaphone too?