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In Which I Do Not Read Something [Aug. 1st, 2011|10:30 pm]
Beemer
Wading through my inbox this morning, I found a long, long thread on a mailing list I'm on titled "government craziness".

And I thought, you know what? That's just going to make me ill-tempered and crazy if I read it.

I checked a couple replies from people whose positions I can rely on to not make me batty, just to be sure that the discussion hadn't veered off into interesting-tangent land, and when I verified that it had not, I deleted the whole damn thread, completely unread.

And I'm feeling pretty decent tonight. So I think that was the right choice.
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[User Picture]From: nehrlich
2011-08-02 05:07 am (UTC)
You are SO SMART! Why am I not this smart?!

At this point, such threads just make me vaguely sad rather than actively upset, but I think this is more because I have learned that I don't seek to make the world better but instead adapt my expectations to the world. Which says something about me that I'm still trying to figure out.
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[User Picture]From: joebehrsandiego
2011-08-02 05:36 am (UTC)
Like the rants about political this-and-that on Facebook, stuff like this is IMHO best dealt with in the manner you chose.
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[User Picture]From: jennsteele
2011-08-02 04:59 pm (UTC)
Brilliant choice. Truly brilliant. I only skimmed it myself, which led to much less stress overall.
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[User Picture]From: ocschwar
2011-08-03 03:12 pm (UTC)
I fail.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2011-08-03 05:44 pm (UTC)
At avoidance, or at tangenting?
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[User Picture]From: arcticturtle
2011-08-10 02:46 am (UTC)
You let a precious morsel of eit go unread? Gasp!
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