New here? Remember that Twitter is optimized to make you into passive consumers, by en(r/g)aging you with content that you don't choose yourself.
Here, that doesn't happen. But it also means you're responsible to find people to follow.
It will take some work.
If you're willing to put that in, you'll find a wide variety of friendly people that will be happy to have meaningful conversions and laugh and cry together with you.
Start by searching and looking at who other people follow.
@thomasfuchs the introductions hashtag is a good place to start
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!