For the longest while I was heavily into political media – podcasts, YouTube, political websites and all that stuff. Eventually though, I got tired of the nonsense, the repetition, the wall-to-wall outrage, so I stopped ingesting it. The change was noteworthy, and instant – the nearest equivalent being when I gave up sugar.
I found myself reading more, writing more, I became more physically active, more attentive, my mood stabilised.
And the world didn’t get noticeably worse due to my absence.