cope is used both in a negative and positive way. Here are two examples:
"Watching anime is lifefuel. I get to see my waifu all day and daydream of fucking her. It's an amazing cope"
"The redpill community actually believes gymmaxxing will help them ascend. They're coping big time."
Also based reputation count.
Many things are objectively cope but I don't think cope is a bad thing by itself. Copes are a distraction from the truth, and the truth is nasty as hell. Can't blame anyone who wants to escape it tbh, no matter how delusional it may be
It’s a glass half empty or full situation. Obviously being able to cope is better than not being able to but when incels say cope it’s when some users accept something cucked instead of rebelling. Sadly, the word lost meaning and seems to be used as a slur now.