Self-care memes are pushing the #SelfCare movement to its absurd, nihilistic limits

"Self care is eating a dry block of ramen noodles."

As our political world becomes increasingly absurd, so too has the internet’s feverish search for “self-care.”

This , which recently has come to stand for any kind of seemingly indulgent, me-first activity — like meditating, buying a face mask or going to a fancy restaurant by yourself — picked up steam in the wake of Donald Trump’s as a part of an earnest attempt to facilitate positive mental health and well-being.

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