If you feel as if therapy might help you, I encourage you to seek it out. The hardest part is just making that first call, reaching out and taking the first step.
There are so many forms of addiction. We’re creatures that are easily turned, be it something considered to be relatively “safe” like coffee, or (in my case) diet pop, or something more self-destructive such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco, pornography, gambling and on and on and on. The common thread throughout is that it is, in fact, a disease.
Usually the best way for me to start feeling better about myself is to do something nice for somebody else. My friends are used to me periodically asking that they do something nice on my social media page, usually for some stranger.
when I read misinformation on my social media page I feel morally obligated to correct it. I find it difficult to feel sorry for people who insist on putting politics above science, but neither do I wish harm to anybody. I keep hoping that people will learn, but they have put so much importance on being “right” that they just refuse to consider the possibility that they might be wrong.
We’ve been so cautious for so long that when the quarantine ends, I expect a mad rush to get out, visit and celebrate our freedom. Unfortunately, without a vaccine or cure, the virus will still be around, and we run the risk of a second wave.
she also happens to be quite a lovely young woman, and while her appearance has absolutely no impact on her abilities in science and mathematics, it very much influences how people will see her.
Don’t drive under the influence even if it’s just helium and be prepared to accept the circumstances of your decisions, and we’ll get along just fine.