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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:07 PM

27. So, interesting views here that fall into 2 groups:

1 - I won't let Trump and everything he represents ruin my life on a daily, personal basis

2 - How can you not?, and maybe even, it should.


To be honest, I can hold both views simultaneously, and flip-flop back and forth (which is exhausting in itself).

Both views are valuable and have credit, I think. It IS important not to let Trump and his minions take control of our lives. If we have children, family, pets, friends, co-workers - they need and deserve our best, as do we, ourselves. And we need to retain the energy to keep up the fight.

At the same time, compassion and empathy demand we bear in mind our roles and responsibility in the world.

As is usually the case, for me the answer is found in balance. I spoke in the OP of how I feel this week. On and after 11/8, I was similarly deflated. This week I am again sick about the state of our country. I expect I will pick myself up - especially at the March on Saturday - dust myself off, and re-engage in the world, eventually.

For now I am going to mope and drown my sorrows. It is how I will move through this. I wish everyone the best in finding your way, as well.

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