QUESTION FROM A PREMIUM SUBSCRIBER: “For someone who has significant depression/anxiety, day-to-day life and interpersonal relationships are already a struggle. In a quest for distraction, I’ve consumed enough sociopolitical content and literature to find myself even more troubled and in more suffering knowing the ways my life is negatively impacted by global and systemic issues beyond my control. And now the world is burning too. Most days the weight feels like too much, like fighting a losing battle. How can I find a balance between inner-peace and activism without being swallowed whole by powerlessness and futility?
And also---do you have any advice on how to make friends as an adult?”
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