I think this is made worse by the fact that information is treated as a feed on social media, and it's an endless stream and we get overwhelmed realizing there's no way we'll be able to get through it all, so we favor minimal engagement heavily focused on visuals and such so we can scroll through our feeds to consume as much of it as possible with the least amount of time spent on each post. It's a very superficial way to absorb information but it's honestly the only way to process the massive amounts of content without overload.The rise of such short bite-sized content on places like TikTok and YouTube Shorts is shortening everyone’s attention span and draining society to a concerning degree.
From one writer to another, I know this feeling very well!2 years ago today, I was feeling proud of a novelization of a video game plot I was writing for a friend, and decided to share it in a fansite Discord for the franchise of said game. I didn't get any feedback, so I went to their forums to share it. I got some feedback there, which was nice, but eventually I realized that my writing on it sucked so I abandoned the project and haven't logged back into that forum since.
Thank god it's not showing anything!! It's very likely it's because of stress. You had a lot on your mind. Especially with your mom's situation. It isn't an easy time you're going through Jims. I hope when things get better your headache will go awayHad a brain CT scan this morning due to a headache pain I have been feeling for around a month and the results came back to my doctor showing nothing abnormal. Hopefully it is just stress related, gotta try and relax more.