I really like your point about turning to comedy or tragedy:
The rationale behind this is that, I think that in times of crisis it’s better to go for either end of the spectrum. Either comedy and light-hearted stuff to raise my spirits, or tragedy and dark content to make me realise that things aren’t really so bad after all.
I have been left thinking about some of the stories that Cory Doctorow has been sharing. Trying to find some hope in the tragedy.
This is how Virginia Trioli tried to make sense of things in her newsletter:
But every now and again the mists are clearing. When the household settles into a rhythm of energetic morning work and then quiet family reading; when the daily cycle around the park becomes the highlight of the day.
Not sure what the Stoicism says about hope.