Normally, I hate kitschy terms for mundane things.
I despise the fact that we have to come up with a cute word or phrase to describe something idiotic.
Like “ghosting” or “thicc” or any of the like.
But I just came across a new piece of slang that I can actually get behind.
It’s called “DOOMSCROLLING” and it sounds friggin’ badass.
It’s defined as “an excessive amount of screen time devoted to the absorption of dystopian news.”
When all this started to really happen a month ago with the cancellation of sports and the beginning of the states locking down, I did a LOT of “doomscrolling”.
Reading all the terrible news & stories. The dread I felt was palpable. So much so that I had to stop looking. As tough as it was, I decided to give it up and try to focus on the positive side of things.
But now, with this whole “doomscrolling” thing, I’m BACK!