Stories are generally not worth even the energy swiping to the next one.
It is possible to mute stories from an account while keeping their posts in the feed.
Surfing the web > Scrolling the feeds.
Active exploring dodges stupidity while scrolling (or even worst: being on Explore) throws it at you.
Unfollow like Marie Kondo:
You are not choosing what to discard but rather what to keep. Follow only those that bring you joy.