I'm reading about fine particulate matter and what it does to one's lungs and I suddenly never want to breathe again.
Also just _so_many_ old time diseases were the result of chronic exposure to fine particulates of one kind or another.
@allan are we gonna move here to avoid the harmful radio waves? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_National_Radio_Quiet_Zone
@allan apparently people don't comply and tend to get away with it until it causes a problem 😋
but I think it sounds strangely soothing
I'm so addicted to electronic everything; it would probably improve my quality of life.
I feel the same way about being poor. I would probably be happier canceling my phone service and getting books from the library.
But I can't even seem to take a day off from my phone 😅
@allan yeah, I think about that a lot. The few minutes I spend here and there scrolling through social media taking a big toll on my attention; if I instead had to entertain myself with novels and projects, they would be deeper, more meaningful experiences. The phone is like crack 😅
but I also have this mindset that I'm not super happy 😅 and whatever brings the most immediate pleasure tends to be what I gravitate toward 😔 even though I know it's not a really great way to live
@kai I got rid of my TV years ago and yeah, I definitely read more books. But there's also a limit when I just get bored and don't want to have to think about anything...
I think maybe we've just internalized all the old people yelling at clouds and in the future we'll look back all nostalgic for the internet like some people are for books
@allan I love visual media, but I didn't have a TV from college until fairly recently! Until then I used to just consume everything on a computer monitor instead. Admittedly it's a cheap Chinese TV which I have neurotically calibrated 😅 but I don't think it inhibits any reading. The TV's main job is to help me wind down so that I can go to sleep. Sometimes it's a netflix show or something from youtube. I will watch the occasional weekend movie.
It's not on all the time like at my folk's house 😔
@allan Tokyo's air quality is ok right now, but it's also the middle of the rain season... I'll check again in August. http://aqicn.org/city/japan/chiyodaku/hibiyakosaten/
I think that air monitoring data is more available is really going to change how we think about pollution. It used to be invisible, so we didn't think about it, now that we can see the problem we can start agitating for change.
Though with wildfires I'm not sure what we can do 🤔
I came upon this upon walking outside, so yep, confirmed, no more breathing for me. Breathing, not even once.