Connie Jin, who works for NPR and updates a Covid-19 dashboard, talks about in comic-form feeling numb to the large numbers and how to deal. It comes back to the individual.
Coping with the big numbers
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Growth of Subreddits
As of September 2018, there were 892 million comments for the year so far, spread out over 355,939 subreddits. Here’s how it got to this point, and “what the internet has been talking about” during the past 12 years.
Mixed Feelings of Happiness and Meaning
Happiness and meaning do not always travel together. Sometimes we need to pursue meaning without the happiness, and vice versa.