Woke culture and its effects on society

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Don't really know where to begin with this one. I get frustrated with both the woke and the anti-woke, in fact the whole discussion, debate and over analysis of the issue frustrates me, it's like a soap opera. The left show stupidity and painful naivety and the right indulge themselves in tribalism, reductionism and conspiracy, whilst offering nothing in return to real problems. What's worse is that it's all taking place inside the Twitter and Youtube bubble, which is not reflective of the world and the majority of people's views. The dying mainstream media latch onto it because its simple, emotive and tribalistic in nature and it drives engagement more than anything, which shapes the discussion further, a cycle that intensifies. It's a false representation of reality. It's shaping public discourse and thinking space via extreme minority views which now serve as anchoring points for the various perspectives, it's self perpetuating

It's why I have a hard time with your choice of wokeness as the focus for depression and suicide. The topic feels so manufactured to me, very sensationalized, artificial. How come you feel this deserves the emphasis when compared to other reasons? Expectations is definitely a valid reason people get depressed, but why not the burden of expectations in the context of careers, goals, family, friends, self-imposed, relationships, even our dreams? And how does the burden of expectations compare to things like substance abuse, lack of jobs/purpose, lack of connection to our environment, lack of human relationships, nutritional deficiencies, gut health, economic hardships, pollutants in our airs and water, exposure to violent content, pornography, social media etc. Many of these are all well studied and substantiated.

A recent example would be the study which attributed 745,194 deaths to over working. Job expectations? Corporate exploitation? Work over health?
The reason why many are antiwork is because it doesn't suite their individual needs. This is why the internet was invented but the problem with the internet is that it's a thing of fiction
 

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and the reason why so few are is because it suits theirs.

The reason so many are anti woke is the same reason why people en mass dislike preachy vegans or jehova's witnesses coming to your door telling you repend before the end of days.

Guilt tripping people for "crimes" they didn't commit such as: being born with the wrong skin color/sex, A set of omnivore teeth and "original sin" is an immoral act in the same way that locking someone up for just for being Black is,

All that aside, wether you're onboard with Woke or not. is seperated from the discussion on how a certain culture impacts depression/suicide amongst its archetypical "undesireables"
 
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