My new strategy of refusing to venture in to the comments on Lobsters has, I think, been an improvement for my mood. I'm starting to feel that comments are essentially never, ever a good thing.
(of course, isn't mastodon essentially just a comment section? Maybe it's more reasonable when the comment system is distinct from what's being commented on)
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