I know we're all looking at a huge meltdown in the way things have been. I've lent a few moments of relief to help you through a few days ago, and it worked. For a little while.
What this "creative advertising" sign points out is that OK, things are bad for a few, but not for everyone. It will be very easy to fall into the traps set to get you in the next few weeks. There will be doom sayers, fear mongers and all the others seeking to pump up your behind what doesn't belong there.
There is not one single news story that you can hear or read that will have the Whole Story. No single person out there can have The Answer. Step back, take a deep breath, then tell yourself that you will sit back and watch awhile, take it all in, and look for the Big Picture. That takes time and patience, and if you insist on being upset, the only thing you'll find is thick fog. (I'm saying this as much for me as for you, ok?)
Realistically, the System is set up to fail every 75 years, if I'm remembering my college education right. That it has held together by duct tape and bootstraps a few extra years only means that politicos stepped in and muddied the waters and delayed the inevitable.
So what if life as we've known it has ended? We'll have a chance to build a new and better life!
The transition will be a lot easier if everyone keeps their shit together and calmly waits and watches. Good and right always tends to hover in the background, waiting for the dust to clear. And, those good and right things number in the millions, just waiting, while the hundreds of bad and wrong things pitch their fuss.
Light will prevail. It always does.
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