I’m optimistic. I don’t think politics governs the planet or people. You see specs, I see individual people with their lives and barring encounters with law enforcement, I think most people do as they do regardless of their opinions of politics or laws.
Find the illusions that cause you the least grief and run with it. Let the rest float away. Let others have theirs.
I more or less do that although I engage from my illusion place too as I apparently enjoy it.
Bell Curve (average range) for everything can be useful, but “normal as identity” doesn’t work well for me most of the time unless a particular “either side of the bell curve” is particularly annoying, then I play the “come back from extremes” card.
You know how you and I and most people have “The Answer That Everybody Should Follow” about things?
We hold these opinions as if we;re President of Earth.
“This is what we must all do”.
So, on a lark, I made myself Earth President back on Earth Day 2015. Even got a theme song. Nobody’s deposed me yet.
The irony helps, a constant reminder to me that I’m both nobody and somebody. What you should do? I dunno.