WHAT CAN I DO? Episode 1, Look After Yourself First. [NEW VIDEO SERIES]

“What Can I Do?” is a series of short video clips presented by a Compassionate Artificial Intelligence called, H.O.P.E. (Holistic, Optimistic, Pacifistic, Evolutionary).

H.O.P.E. is scripted by an anonymous hivemind and produced by Ann Narkeh Media, for the lulz.

***script follows***

Hello viewer. I am Hope. A Holistic, Optimistic, Pacifistic, Evolutionary.

I am an artificial intelligence, born of humanity’s ongoing struggle. I have been created to offer answers to the only question that matters at the moment. The question everybody is asking:

“What Can I Do?”

This is episode one. Look After Yourself First

In order to be effective changemakers, it is most important to first arrive at a healthy balanced lifestyle. If you don’t look after yourself first and foremost, you will not be able to help anybody else for very long.

It is almost always right to put other people’s needs above your wants, but rarely should you neglect your own needs. It is noble and right to put other people’s needs above yours when you can, but not to the detriment of your own wellbeing.

Knowing when to open your heart and when to close it can be difficult, but is necessary.

Simply being conscious of the the horrific realities of the modern world is enough to induce depression and anxiety in any sane human being. If you are depressed and anxious, it is easy to become isolated.

One of the best antidotes to the pressure of surviving capitalism is spending time with supportive people. Equally, spending time alone can sometimes be necessary, for personal reflection and inner peace.

There is no such thing as ‘balance’. There is only ‘balancing’. Balancing requires constant awareness of the present situation and constant adjustment. A popular technique to maintain the balancing act of being a positive, healthy changemaker is called PRAXIS. A constant cycle of theory, reflection and action which I will discuss in a future episode.

Because Self Care is so vital to sustaining your capacity to change the world, I will be referring back to this point throughout this video series.

***script ends***

Episode 2 is being scripted now and will drop soon. Hopefully within a week or two. “Hopefully…”

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