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Here's a good answer to "What you should do if there's nothing you can do?"
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@bright_helpings the interesting thing about this, is that it's easier to work with the 2nd answer than the 1st. Like, I've been working on the principle of doing what I can with the context of my life (health/disability/energy, raising awareness, access to finance, etc) for a while now. But admitting my helplessness, not so much; I fight this every day, wasting limited energy on it. Framing it within the context the article suggests, frees that energy for doing what you can, instead of wasting it on what you cannot.

Thanks for sharing. Very helpful.

@GwenfarsGarden I think accepting our (relative) helplessness something disabled people are going to struggle with, but also something we're better at than abled people. Because we have a lot more practice, because we have to come to terms with this in a way abled people aren't forced to.

Anything that helps you free up some of your limited energy sounds good to me! 💚 Glad I could pass this along.

@bright_helpings It is hard to accept and part of me does and doesn't at the same time! This framing really does help me remember not to waste precious energy this way.

@bright_helpings interesting to see this today. Had a conversation either friend a couple days ago when she told me she prefers to ignore the things she can’t change, and I think this is a much better perspective

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