I have a confession.
I used to be very angry. And the more I learned, the more I found out about how sick and twisted and unfair and awful the world can be, the angrier I got. It felt a little like Sophie, who gets so very angry that she explodes like a volcano and runs and runs and runs. Eventually, I realized that all that anger and exploding and running wasn’t really doing me or anyone else any good. That no matter how angry and active and upset, the world was still sick and twisted and unfair and awful.
Sophie cries to let it all out. I become cynical and apathetic.
How can I find a middle-ground with someone who refuses to let the President of the United States, a position that should be respected regardless of your political stance, address their child in a pubic space? Where I can start to educate an individual who enjoys their Medicare coverage on the fact that their insurance is a government plan? And if those ridiculous conversations cannot be fixed by reason and rational thought, then what future do we have?
I’d get mad, but I don’t think it’s going to help anything.
Is it to cliche to say I’m glad to read regular folks who write about these issues (and more)? So thank you for the reading, for bringing these posts to my attention, and for suggesting them for this space. Thank you.
August 2009 Just Posts…
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