The screen is on. The news are bashing in. The virus, wars, corruption, brutality, inequality, endless consumption, piles of trash, eco-catastrophes, poverty. That very screen then urges you to buy some delicious chicken nuggets, while you’re biting your nails and your anxiety levels rise. Your ethics are demanding action and existential questions boil up.
But wait, relax, here it comes.
The numbing blanket that creeps up to distract you from your surroundings, when it all seems to be too much. That sweet white noise that swallows all the uncomfortable tones, so you keep living your live. A blessing and a curse. So, when do distractions and the attempt to protect your mental health turn into apathy?
The doorbell rings. It’s the delivery guy. He finally brought your chicken nuggets.