Yea, things suck
That's not a black and white photo, actually. Although this might be one of those moody posts that fits the scene. We all thought that 2021 couldn't have been as bad as 2020.
Like, there's no way, right?
No way it can be just utterly depressing and bleak as being stuck indoors for weeks at a time ordering food and groceries to your door. 2020 showed the world that shopping really does help folks out mentally.
I don't know how I feel about that.
Is it just a depressing reality that spending money for things we don't need is one of the best ways to fight against depression itself? That's just plain...well...sad. I know I spent more money out of my wallet recently than I ever have in my life for the same time period. I bought delivery more times than I can remember in the past month. I bought things that I clearly didn't need. I paid for more subscriptions to streaming services all just as a way to escape from what is happening in the world.
And yes, I know. A lot of this is first world problem crap. I know it is. I know there is much greater suffering and injustice in the world than what I see personally on a daily basis. Reading and seeing videos of those things just angers me more. What do I do to cope?
Yep, you guessed it. I buy more things.
One thing I do not know is where I was heading or doing with this blog post. But I felt like writing so... here you go.