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    How to stop brooding over world problems?

    Job automation and potential social unrest rub off unpleasant anxiety in me. What to do about it?
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    Re: How to stop brooding over world problems?

    Neither of these are going to stop, you'll have to figure something out.

    My one horse town's got nothing for social unrest, but mill automation killed a lot of our jobs. It's hard to make it here with out some sort of trade.
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    Re: How to stop brooding over world problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by frog View Post
    Neither of these are going to stop, you'll have to figure something out.

    My one horse town's got nothing for social unrest, but mill automation killed a lot of our jobs. It's hard to make it here with out some sort of trade.
    Were people compensated for the jobs they lost, or were they left to scavenge for themselves?
    I am only 21, I don't understand how the world works, but shouldn't the government be preserving jobs instead of eliminating them?
    Actions such as automating jobs therotically create a net negative impact. They're turning a large docile working population into jobless angry people.
    How does this work?
    This will literally create an intellectual gap in the future. We will be hearing about IQ privilege a lot a decade from now.

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    Re: How to stop brooding over world problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by throwawayeh View Post
    Were people compensated for the jobs they lost, or were they left to scavenge for themselves?
    They was thrown out of the hive to starve of course, that's cooperate America. The government will put business in front of people every day of the week, and always have. Young Jedi, it's devil take the hindmost when it comes to employment. The gov will never do a thing for you.

    In my state, social unrest has been a city thing. There were no riots in rural areas. Most of the western states were like this, far as I know.
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    Re: How to stop brooding over world problems?

    Focus on what you can control, including things you can do to make your life better. Simultaneously, let go of all that shit you can't control. The world is full of a bunch of dumb-asses doing stupid bullshit, and you can't stop them from going it. So just stay focused on what you can do.

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    Re: How to stop brooding over world problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by throwawayeh View Post
    Were people compensated for the jobs they lost, or were they left to scavenge for themselves?
    I am only 21, I don't understand how the world works, but shouldn't the government be preserving jobs instead of eliminating them?
    Actions such as automating jobs therotically create a net negative impact. They're turning a large docile working population into jobless angry people.
    How does this work?
    This will literally create an intellectual gap in the future. We will be hearing about IQ privilege a lot a decade from now.
    I'm 40 and if I learned anything in life it's that everything is competitive. Everything. An intellectual gap could be the ultimate goal. You will have an educated class and a slave class.

    Don't be surprised in the future if they bring back workhouses. For those that don't know, you work all day in trade for minimal food and shelter. Essentially a slave.

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    Re: How to stop brooding over world problems?

    >social unrest

    I hear you. There was so much chaos and violence last year over the Bureau of Land Management. (I had no idea people were so passionate about land management, but here we are.)

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    Re: How to stop brooding over world problems?

    I distract myself with hobbies I like and I don't watch the news. I filter my social media to only show me cars stuff, video game stuff, anime, etc. No news. I also filter my friends who post anything about politics or religion. Even though I am christian, I dont push my beliefs on people and I dont want to hear their dumbass and judgemental opinions about what they think. Basically, you have to guard your eyes and ears, change the channel, filter your content, etc. Started doing this in 2018 and I live in peace now.

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    Re: How to stop brooding over world problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by McDudeski McGee View Post
    >social unrest

    I hear you. There was so much chaos and violence last year over the Bureau of Land Management. (I had no idea people were so passionate about land management, but here we are.)
    You mean The Bureau of Lady Managers? Or the Bureau of lazy men?

    If you want to get technical, people who lost their jobs due to automation were usually shuffled somewhere else. But in the end no new people were hired, and the crew was a little smaller every year.
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    Re: How to stop brooding over world problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trema View Post
    I distract myself with hobbies I like and I don't watch the news. I filter my social media to only show me cars stuff, video game stuff, anime, etc. No news. I also filter my friends who post anything about politics or religion. Even though I am christian, I dont push my beliefs on people and I dont want to hear their dumbass and judgemental opinions about what they think. Basically, you have to guard your eyes and ears, change the channel, filter your content, etc. Started doing this in 2018 and I live in peace now.
    How do you get important news? People you run into will bring it up? I've seen this type of thinking before and where it ended up. It's enough your post got me to project it.

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    Re: How to stop brooding over world problems?

    You can do a google search to find important information without all the propaganda that television offers.

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    Re: How to stop brooding over world problems?

    Beyond occasional youtube vids or browsing MSN during work I don't use my spare time looking up news or browsing social media, if my backyard isn't burning and corpses aren't piling up in the streets. Then it probably isn't important enough to worry about, not like you can do anything to change things either.

    Only purpose that the news or social media serves is to bewilder yourself at the general stupidy that is so rampant. It's all tainted in such heavy bias, censorship and political correctness, a mockery of public news outlets.
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    Re: How to stop brooding over world problems?

    Good times don't last. Neither do shit ones. They've been scaring people about automation for decades and it's not exactly come true, has it?

    Remember that everything they are doing is designed to make you feel this way.

    So living with courage and vitality is a massive fuck you to the system.

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    Re: How to stop brooding over world problems?

    Stop watching the news and consuming negative forms of media. There is nothing you can do to control the events occuring anyways so it is more beneficial to not pay attention to the news and protect your mental health rather than consume media and have this feeling of anixety and unrest loom over you. At least, that is the conclusion I've come to at this point. There are so many stressors in everyday life and you don't need any more. I wish you the best!

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    Re: How to stop brooding over world problems?

    1/ Whatever "old" jobs disappear there will be new ones to take their place. This isn't just for menial jobs, lots of jobs that require college also have disappeared due to computers that do it better. Keep in mind in terms of menial jobs, they will need people to service and maintain all those robots and computers. And people will always be required in the end as a fail safe because computers and robots still and probably won't ever have creative thought where they can adapt to unexpected problems that come up.

    2/ In the West at least we live in a society that is dependent on people spending money to buy crap they don't need. No jobs = no money. No money = crime and in some countries high levels of people on welfare. It is all bad for the economy. Unless they start wiping out high numbers of people, they will need to find jobs for the untermensch to ensure their economies.

    Not sure how old you are but I am nearly 50 now and I have seen these same concerns and fear tactics come up over and over again and I really wouldn't be that concerned. When I was a kid we were taught to be terrified of nuclear war and AIDS and then they came up with the ozone layer.

    And now we have global warming or climate change and CoVid. There will always be something they want to terrify people with.

    Oh, and when I was a kid there were ads on TV encouraging us to donate money to starving people in Africa and Geldof did Live Aid and now in 2021 we still have ads to donate money to starving people in Africa.

    Sometimes they don't even change the record, you know?

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    Re: How to stop brooding over world problems?

    TLR focus on the things you can control within you means

    First off, turn off the TV or news.
    Second, do the things you know can control the situation.
    As an example, if you are afraid that riots in your area will happen, stock up on food, water and other supplies.
    If nothing happens, you still have your food that you can eat. So no risk involved.
    If you are afraid of violence, go to a gym and practice martial arts or other defence classes.
    If nothing happens or you don't need it,.you are still in shape, healthy and you get to meet other people with same interests.
    Again, no risk involved.
    Afraid robots will take over you work?
    Get into programming, robotics or engineering.
    Online studies are great these days. They are cheap, accessable, reliable and you can study in your own Pease.
    And at the end, you have a gained knowledge and maybe a new career path.
    With... Again..... No risk involved.
    Create a social network with people with similar interests and needs and help eachother out.
    The government is unable to take down a strong community easy if the community is working effectively together.

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    Re: How to stop brooding over world problems?

    Read Veils of Distortion by John Zada. It'll give you a good insider's look at how unbalanced, distorted, filtered, and damaging the picture of "reality" is that we get from the news media. It's subtitled "How the News Media Warps our Minds." It's written by a veteran journalist. It will make you much more aware of the effects of the news on you.

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    Re: How to stop brooding over world problems?

    It's a case of striking a balance. On one hand you have to remember that good news doesn't sell as I pointed out in a previous post on the media.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustWannaRetireFk View Post
    if my backyard isn't burning and corpses aren't piling up in the streets. Then it probably isn't important enough to worry about.
    On the other hand there is a lot of potential social and economic upheaval on the horizon that you should be taking notice of and preparing for in advance. Not waiting until your "backyard's burning and corpses are piling up in the streets."
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    Re: How to stop brooding over world problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by stanmsl View Post
    It's a case of striking a balance. On one hand you have to remember that good news doesn't sell as I pointed out in a previous post on the media.
    https://www.goingyourownway.com/mgto...27/#post163027


    In many ways modern life is a hell of a lot easier than what it was just a few generations ago. 60 hour weeks in coal mines, national service, being socially forced to be married by age 25, no thanks !!!!!
    A site that takes a more rational look at modern life.
    https://www.humanprogress.org/ylin/




    On the other hand there is a lot of potential social and economic upheaval on the horizon that you should be taking notice of and preparing for in advance. Not waiting until your "backyard's burning and corpses are piling up in the streets."
    Well Economically we had the Mar 2020 stock market plummet, which if you kept your holdings you would be in the green and if you poured money into the dip that lasted that year you would've made +100% on practically any stock at that point. Only thing I worry about economically is if I don't have much spare cash to funnel into another crash, if it all goes up in flames and money becomes worthless then it's not much of an upheaval and more of a cataclysm - don't think about that option much tbh, 1 disaster at a time for me. Largely ignore news so I don't get much of a view on social upheavals if that's what you mean - been in the same place for 20 years and nothings majorly changed other than more buildings and goddam cars on the road, prefer to assume that the status quo will remain on it's current path for the foreseeable future, doubt much of anything will have a real impact on my life like so often before. Cost of rent, food - living in general has changed, a mixture of reasons for that - meh.


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