Even if you've read it before, read it again.
@emsenn Le Guin was literally the best of us
@emsenn You're right, I needed to re-read it.
Yet, I still don't know what I'm doing next.
@starkatt I don't know if you have to yet? From your posts you seem to be taking a big chunk of each day to re-examine your relationship with the world. just keep that up? forever, lol.
@emsenn The world is designed to make Something Different -- and especially the process of getting there -- to be literally unimaginable.
I feel the walls but I don't see past them.
@starkatt I don't think you have to! in decolonization is not a metaphor they tlak a lot about this.
@emsenn I don't need to know where we're going, but I need to know what a next step looks like.
@emsenn ...right. Small actionable things. Like emailing the neighbors to follow up.
@starkatt i gotcha - next steps are important. they're hard to decide on with so many variables in play :\ just gotta pick one sometimes.
In war situations, often, information is intentionally discarded to reduce the complexity of the model, so that a more tactical decision can be made.
It does not lead to the /best/ decisions but due to the urgency and ever-shifting nature, the best decision is the wrong goal: you need a goal that lets you move on to the next action, to build a pattern 1/n
@starkatt of opportunistic responsive actions that move you forward through the situations.
@emsenn if one person is unfree, we are all unfree.
@emsenn Thank you for showing me this.
@emsenn I feel like I've been trying to walk away for a while now, but I have no idea where I'm going or even how to get away from Omelas, because no matter where I go, it follows.
@ALWETP fair critique tbh
@emsenn oh, the link just broke, by the way
@ALWETP works for me, try again later? em linked an audio version too
@emsenn uh, if I click on it from masto, I get the cached version my phone already downloaded. Anyone else I send it to, or if I click the link from any other location, it comes up with a file not found error
@ALWETP I don't know what you want from me it's not my website.
@ALWETP https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4BbL7XOezIaTkt5Z0NNN0tCOWc/edit?pli=1 I searched for "omelas pdf" again online and here's the second result instead of the first one.
@emsenn oh yeah, sorry, I meant to post my mirror, but I got distracted. I was mostly just letting you know. Sorry if I came across as hostile.
@cascode Haha right? I hate to think the context it's used for on their domain.
Part of why I hotlinked it was because fuck them, let's use their server for our own benefit and none to them.
This made my soul curl up in fright. At the thought that I want to leave but I don't know where to go. I know it's small actions that build community, but community implies interaction with people and I'm just not good at that due to factors outside my control.
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