r/worldnews Sep 22 '22 Wholesome 7 All-Seeing Upvote 2 Take My Energy 1 Take My Power 1 Silver 2 Helpful 4

Zelenskyy calls on Russians to 'protest' and 'fight back' against Putin's draft if they 'want to survive' Russia/Ukraine

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u/PersonOfInternets Sep 23 '22

Bro you need to have her STOP disagreeing and start pretending to go with the flow. What the hell is she thinking? As MGMT once said, it's time to pretend.

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u/sanguine_sea Sep 23 '22

She has been trying to go with the flow for 6 months. But inside she has a morality and belief in what is right that you can't hold in forever.

It's not like she's going round shouting it out, more like just one on one conversations with friends when they talk about how they both feel regarding the current situation.. and that's where they start just spraying the stuff they've been fed and she can't get a word in edgeways.

The frustration and helplessness I feel just from her telling me this today, but it must be so much worse for her and I can't do anything.. not even just hold her and tell her it will be okay.

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u/MrEmbers Sep 23 '22

Just let her know to be careful, not all friends are real ones and this is specially true in this trying times.

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u/PersonOfInternets Sep 23 '22

Man, even just living in Texas I've learned to pick my battles. I'm surrounded by talking parrots who don't even know how to think for themselves. I have learned not to let it affect my job or safety. You have to look out for yourself. It is a selfless act to try to educate people who will be hostile toward you, but you are putting yourself in physical danger doing that in a place like Russia 2022. I really hope she can hold it together. Meditation might help. I really hope she doesn't get herself into trouble.