It’s okay not to take a side in someone else’s war.
It’s okay not to repeat war propaganda from either side, whether it’s the insane claims that the invasion of Ukraine is another Holocaust or that we’re about to enter WWIII, Ukrainian biolabs or thousands of destroyed Russian tanks.
It’s okay to think for yourself.
It’s okay to be outraged or disgusted by the sight of a country being invaded and civilians being bombed without believing that we need to personally go to war.
It’s okay to wait for the facts before retweeting.
It’s okay not to try and awkwardly jam events thousands of miles away into some artificial domestic culture war frame.
It’s okay to not take Zelenskyy or Putin as your personal hero. Or buy into any cults of personality.
It’s okay not to get hysterical even when everyone else is.
It’s okay to take everything that you’re hearing, not just from the media, but on social media, including the people you follow, with a grain of salt.
It’s okay to use common sense.
It’s okay because at the end of the day the war will be devastating to those people on the ground, but will have a limited impact on Americans.
It’s okay to care about what’s going on, but it’s best to keep an eye on the long game.
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