In the face of the pandemic, the climate crisis, and ongoing social inequity, some people revert to denial while others sink into desperation. Why?
We, as humans, can't take on the pain of everyone else. But we can find ways to connect through compassion.
It might not be a lack of intelligence that leads many to believe wild—and wildly inaccurate—information, but instead our mind's way of protecting us from feelings of isolation and despair.
In an age of increased social isolation online, loneliness may feel more chronic. But solitude isn’t a condition to be treated; it’s a fact of life.