So many of us are exhausted by the endless breaking news cycle filled with catastrophe after scandal after disaster. When we look around our cities we see homelessness, potholes, pollution, and displacement. When we survey our own lives, most of us aren’t where we want to be in life. And so our feelings evolve into cynicism, defeatism, fatigue, and apathy. We used to care, but that didn’t seem to get us anywhere. Things don’t seem to change for the good. So we just stop “feeling like it”, turning to distractions that make us feel something better, and we insulate ourselves from being emotionally jaded and exhausted, settling for rhythms of life that keep us feeling good.
Our feelings and moods are pretty powerful stuff. They can move into action or paralyze us altogether. They are one of the most significant forces in how we make choices: “I felt like…
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