How do we protect ourselves from becoming desensitized to horrific news?

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  • Author, Amanda Ruggery
  • Role, Journalist

When people around the world talk about “adapting” to something in 2024, they are usually trying to convey a positive meaning.

When I’m on social media, or even outside of it, I encounter calls to normalize things, from postpartum body shape to attending mental health conversations in the workplace.

There is no doubt that the idea behind these calls is to overcome obstacles that could be useless if not dangerous.

But there is another type of adaptation or habit, which is not known to many people. This type of habit involves a little awareness, but it causes a lot of harm to its owner.

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