With the new masks-required-indoors bylaw in place, more people downtown (where 2m distance on sidewalks is fantasy) are masked.
I took a walk this evening and found I had the cognitive space and emotional safety to feel sympathy for the unmasked instead of fear.
It was a taste of freedom.
I need to find more different opportunities to turn down my unreasoning reactions to what I perceive as threats. I dehumanize far too much.
there's been quite a bit of research on the cognitive/health benefits of multilingualism, but I think the framing tends to be backwards. multilingualism isn't a bonus, but the default (historically, anthropologically, biologically). our species developed multilingual, and still is everywhere not too damaged by colonial steamrollers. monolingualism is a v recent development, an emergent artifact of a capitalist+racist society.
so we should be talking about the cognitive damage of monolingualism.
/me sees Hamilton trending in Canada on birdsite
/me stares in faintly lunch bucket accented Toronto
In today’s Skyrim noodling, I learned about the causes, early symptoms, and early stage cures of vampirism. No, the dog didn’t turn me into a baby vampire. But his loyalty quest could have, because I hit (and miss sometimes) things with a big hammer instead of blocking.
Also, don’t eat vampire ashes. Sell them to your friendly neighbourhood alchemist.
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