And I don't mean a Kit Kat. I mean from the incessant political BS and vitriol. You get caught up in that morass of crap and other things slip by.
Take a break and let the air clear your head. I'm saying log off everything that isn't streaming services and stay away from newspapers and TV news.
Totally unplug form the arena.
What to do? Stream shows that you have wanted to see... Ray Donovan, Bosch, Billions, Letterkenny(I seriously recommend CraveTV. It's to TV that
Netflix is to movies). I've also been going down the road with Sam and Dean and have come to the conclusion that Crowley's mother is one hot momma.
Reacquainting myself with the crew of DS9. Going back to '83 to see the 1st season of Cheers. I loved Coach:
The benefits are worth it. I've come up with the idea for several threads for the site(this is one of them). One is political and I think it's going
to be good. Non partisan. I've come up with a damn good idea for a product(just last night), needs some research but I think it's promising. Came up
with some decent comedy this week. And remembered a joke about the 3 Samurai that I haven't thought of in forever. Clearing the crap out leaves rooms
for other things.
I've taken a week this time... so far. Maybe one needs a day, a week, a month. Whatever. Tonight is a good time to start(which is why I'm back
early), Sharknado 4 is on in about 2 hours. Looks to be the most ridiculous yet. That's a good start for a break imo.
look at this Americans a Canadian is telling you to ignore Trump, foreign intervention at its finest... TPTB are desperate and don't know what else to
do, trump should consider building a wall up north too.
Interestingly enough, ATS is one of the few places where I completely submerge myself in the political BS. I peruse the news on MSN at work during my
break. Husband watches a bit of it when he comes home at night. I have three or four blogs I check regularly and Drudge and Fark.
Outside of those and other sources as I get intrigued an issue or story, I really don't pay much attention to it. Even the talk radio I listen to is
confined to my drive times in the car - 20 minutes or so each way - and one of those drives is potentially going to be sports talk if it's not local
politics as much as anything else and that's a light-hearted local politics.
And I am liable to rotate my heavy periods of immersion here with periods of video game immersion or other activities.
I could not possibly agree with you more.
I took a four year hiatus from posting.
Since I have had the ability again I try to stay clear(not always successfully) of ATS and only post down here in off topic.
I find it enjoyable to engage in light hearted friendly banter,when I take a beer break from my daily activities ..
Am not saying I don't scan recent posts in ats for things that interest me,but I find election years tedious.
What im about to say next does not reflect on the owners or staff of this site,it's frankly out of there hands..
The political cycle drowns out real intellectual debate or progress of many other topics that made me call this place home in the first place..
I do like to think of this place as my home,I have met and interacted with here, some of the most intelligent,artistic, and polite people that one
could hope to on our too few trips around the sun.
a reply to: intrepid
After the little one goes to bed, my thing is binge watching X-Files. Netflix=Friend. I guess I should define what binge watching is to me, watching 1
1/2 episodes and then crashing hard. Sleep is lifes way of saying enough.
I think a break is definitely needed, which is why I have taken one from ATS for the most part, even though mine is sort of involuntary. I will skim
ATS on the weekends or for a few minutes after work, but the last two weeks away from ATS have been utterly calming and delightful.
I considered creating a thread about why I was far less active, but it's pointless. Regardless, after having spent so little time on ATS these two
weeks, upon returning just to check in and catch up, I've been disgusted at the usual political BS that has infected it, as usual, during an election
year. When not immersed in it, when stepping back to observe with a different and non-participatory perspective, it's easy to see how such a break
is/was needed. I don't watch 24/7 news channels, I don't listen to talk radio, I only get my current events from Twitter (or sometimes here), and do
not do other social media.
Although I stay current on what is happening, I stay away from political banter and partisan opinion, which is the best thing ever.
A break is needed. Politics infects and corrupts the soul.
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