“If you’re not familiar with doomscrolling, that’s what it is.”

What were you doing when you first heard about the riot on Wednesday? Were you following along? How did or how do you feel? Yeah, so I had just come home from my parents house, like I mentioned, I’ve been visiting a lot, so I had just gotten back. I didn’t really do much that day. I think I just kind of laid around, and I got my poop in a group over here, put my things away, that kind of a thing. And all of a sudden I was on Twitter, and somebody said something about somebody was shot at the Capitol. And I was like “What?” And I — I didn’t even know what was going on, like I had no idea that there were even people there, like I missed that entire thing, right? I was just hanging out with my family and then before that I had been at work, so like I just really been out of the loop. And yeah, so I texted my friend and I say, “someone’s been shot at the Capitol, do you know what’s going on?” And immediately we both start following the news, pretty fervently. But yeah, so, you know, constantly we’re both watching different news sources and checking different things and sending it to each other, just kind of doing what they call “doomscrolling”. If you’re not familiar with doomscrolling, that’s what it is. You just feel sh**tier and sh**ier as you go, but you keep on scrolling because you feel like you have to keep up, you feel this responsibility to keep up.

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