posted on Sep, 29 2012 @ 03:08 AM
reply to post by Shere Khaan
While my experience hasn't led me to see the term "sick and tired" as often as yours apparently has. I do see a lot of threads that fall within the
spirit of what you are saying. In fact I just posted a thread an hour, or so, ago about being sick and tired of constantly being told, in all forms of
media, about what is trending on Twitter... all of the time.
But, having said that, I get what you mean. And it's a function, IMO, of media/information overload. We are bombarded, all day long, with highly
emotionally compelling news stories that we are utterly powerless to affect.
Drone strike in such and such a place kills twenty children
and the like. We hear these things and have a very strong desire to help. To change
it. To somehow make a difference. But "such and such a place" is a world away and we aren't in a position to stop drone strikes... so we come to vent.
And, once we're here to vent... well, we're exposed to the venting of a lot of other folks.
And THAT makes it all even that much more stressful. Especially because we come to a sort of unconscious understanding of something that never really
gets stated. People come to ATS hoping to find answers to the things that are gnawing at their insides - but what they really find is mostly more
things that begin gnawing at their insides as well.
Burning out on burning out in community of burning out burn outs.
But it's not hopeless. We are a community and we have a voice. I truly do believe that one day sites like this - if not ATS itself - will adapt and
find some organic and effective tool towards change. And when that happens? Well all of this sick and tired, burned out searching, griping,
disenfranchisement? It will change tone and find purpose.
Just my thoughts.
edit on 9/29/12 by Hefficide because: (no reason given)