climate change 

I really love nature docs and I find them super relaxing to watch when I'm stressed about stuff. That's why I kinda wish there was some climate panic-free nature shows. Like I understand the seriousness of the problem. I am an ecosocialist. I believe in extreme solutions to address this problem. But I also don't want to think about all the bad stuff that's coming and I also think that's healthy and I also think maybe I shouldn't have to think about all that stuff all the time.

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climate change 

Like, please let me watch penguins cavort without telling me the ice caps are melting. Let me see orangutans teaching their kids without reminding me they're a doomed species bc of capitalism destroying their homes. Show me a coral reef and all the colorful life there without telling me about how these wonderful places are dying and we may be the last to see them before they turn into grey, dead husks. Let me live in the moment with some beautiful nature for a second.

Vonnegut's take on doom 

In Kurt Vonnegut's books, we get introduced to the Trafalmadorians, who look kinda like plungers with a single hand-like appendage at the top with one eye in the middle. As unassuming as they look, they are multidimensional creatures and see and know everything. They exist across time and space within themselves and given that ability, they choose mostly to exist in pleasant times. They know that someday, their civilization will cause the death of the entire universe when they blow it up testing a new kind of space engine. But they don't let that knowledge ruin their lives. So a lot of the time, they focus on a pleasant day at the zoo, just watching life as it exists.

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Vonnegut's take on doom 

this may be taken as a kind of fatalism, but I don't think it is. We can fight for a better world, but to do that, we have to exist in it. We have to take care of ourselves and others. We can't make a better world unless we do that first.

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Vonnegut's take on doom 

@interneteh It's not fatalism. It's existentialism. (IMO)

Vonnegut's take on doom 

@wohali I never took a regular philosophy class regrettably

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