Opting Out of Outrage

The corporate press controls the narrative, the narrative controls what you should be upset about, how upset you should be about it. Until you opt out of the game.

The really insidious thing is that if you’re not outraged, it can feel like you’re missing out on a really fun party. A really fun party where everyone’s drunk and having a good time, cool kids with varsity jackets drinking jungle juice and throwing up on the sidewalk outside.

But I don’t think the answer is “just don’t care about anything whatsoever. Take a bunch of LSD and get lost in the forest.”

Indifference towards the world’s problems: not so useful.

Stupidly following a narrative like sheep to a shepherd: not so useful, either.

Qualities becoming of any productive citizen in any thriving society – that’s the answer. Agency. Intentionality. Awareness. An internal locus of control. Perspective. Patience. Critical thinking. Choosing to opt in and opt out out of one’s own free will. Playing your game, not their game.

The corporate press controls the narrative, the narrative controls…controls only those whose minds aren’t yet trained to fend off propaganda.

Opt out of outrage, only if you wish.

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