‘Most People Are Nice’ and Other Lessons From My Twitter Break

This post started as a Twitter thread, ironically

a few take-aways from “monk mode”

In November 2020, I cut myself off from Twitter and politics. I went cold-turkey. Parenting under Covid, combined with the noise of the election, had gotten to me. I was spent.

Now, after months of observing and soul-searching in “monk mode,” I am dipping my toe back on Twitter. It feels weird. I probably won’t stay for long.

A friend asked what insights I took from my time away. I thought of eight. These are simple lessons — nothing earth-shattering — but I hope you will find something useful in them helpful. Here goes:

I’m sure there are more lessons, but that’s it for now. Let me know what you think.

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Jeff Giesea

Musings on media, technology, national security, and personal development.