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Response to vt_native (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 08:41 PM

6. I tend to compartmentalize and have learned to be able to escape into my family and hobbies.

If I think much at all about the high level idiocy of people (in all sorts of ways), lack of respect for education and intellect and science, how we are ruining the environment, everything being about money and power, the violence, all sorts of -isms and conflicts, the worthless (and damage done) by TV - yes, I do feel overwhelmed.

But I also get to try to make the world a better place in tiny ways - my writing, the gardening talks I get to do inspiring others to garden, the wonderful people I meet, great music and books, my two great daughters and utterly indescribably wonderful wife, dogs and cats -

So I do spend a bit of each day despairing what I am seeing - and then I find a space where I can escape and enjoy the time given to me.

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