Really, there are two things you can do to fight falling for misinformation. You could try to never be angry, but I don’t think that’s realistic. There are things to be angry about, rightfully. We can’t go through live just not feeling anything.
The thing I think we can do, and the thing I work hard at myself, is staying humble. Never assume you “know” everything, that you never make mistakes, that there is nothing more for you to learn. That’s how you fight misinformation, and it’s also really helpful when it comes to fighting negative thoughts, depression, anxiety, etc.
While as a child dissociation was a self-protective method of coping with stressful situations in my adult years it has become self-destructive and intrusive. Roll on therapy. Erin shares her own story of how her dissociation is harming her in adult life. I’ve heard many similar stories, and lived my own as well. The types of…
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