My name's Jamie. Here's a quote that I like: “The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.” -Edmund Burke
I really shouldn’t Tumblr when low arousal level because I just saw someone state that they’re ~triggered by the use of caps lock and request that people don’t use it around them/tag it with a warning, etc. and I want to burn down the whole internet.
#or at least just this environment where people feel justified in issuing strangers with care manuals#it’s one thing to be struggling to keep your mental health in balance#and it’s another to hold other people responsible for keeping you in a state of coddeld infancy#ugh ugh ugh
I love how “trigger” is the misused buzzword du jour on tumblr.
We are responsible for what information we consume. If you don’t like it, don’t increase your chances of finding it. You can’t expect people to cater to your every demand. If these “triggers” were real problems, you’d treat them as you would any anxiety, phobia, etc.: exposure. Hiding from them retains their novelty and increases their impact. All this #TW business isn’t helping people, it creates a sick environment.
Pass me the kerosene, meta-maieutics. Let’s burn down the whole Internet.