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marmar

(77,421 posts)
Fri Jan 22, 2021, 10:07 PM Jan 2021

Post-Trump, what are you going to do with all of that freed-up space in your brain?


Post-Trump, what are you going to do with all of that freed-up space in your brain?
For five years an Orange Menace camped out in our brains. Now he's gone, what is possible? TV might have answers

By MELANIE MCFARLAND
JANUARY 23, 2021 12:00AM


(Salon) On Wednesday, Jan. 20, there came a moment around midday, Eastern Standard Time, when people across the globe harmonized through sensation. Millions upon millions, I'm guessing, felt a weight lift from their bodies – a feeling of something suddenly missing that absolutely, positively will not be missed.

Maybe along with that arrived a sharp clarity and a state that first struck some as terrifying, then bewildering . . .until it finally dawned on them that a term existed for that forgotten notion. It's called hope.

This, friends, is a byproduct of a wild, unstable entity vacating your headspace – not a diagnosable condition but a person. Whether we wanted it or not, this person was squatting inside our brains. Now that he's gone, hallelujah, there's room up there. Glorious open square footage.

....(snip)....

Once we've straightened out the place and taken scrub brushes and scouring powder to the corners, seriously, do come back to that question. What do we put in there? It is absolutely imperative that we come up with individual and collective answers. Recognize this is a multipronged question demanding creative responses on multiple fronts – sociopolitical, spiritual and cultural, for starters.

....(snip)....

From a holistic perspective people have already endeavored to improve themselves with exercise and deep breathing. Netflix has an entire slate of programming devoted to mindfulness, like its recently launched "Headspace Guide to Meditation," or completely tuning out reality via "Moving Art." HBO Max debuted "A World of Calm" before the election for a reason. ............(more)

https://www.salon.com/2021/01/22/mental-health-headspace-after-trump-tv/




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Post-Trump, what are you going to do with all of that freed-up space in your brain? (Original Post) marmar Jan 2021 OP
wife and I were both mentioning that our blood pressure... dhill926 Jan 2021 #1
I'm thinking of learning a second language Colorado Liberal Jan 2021 #2
Being productive at work nt sweetloukillbot Jan 2021 #3
Got to work on my health. My blood pressure has gone up too much this year Walleye Jan 2021 #4

dhill926

(16,504 posts)
1. wife and I were both mentioning that our blood pressure...
Fri Jan 22, 2021, 10:12 PM
Jan 2021

has gone down. And to your point, good music, wine and weed are occupying a nice space right now...

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