I like to keep informed – and this is a good day to do some reading, given that I have no big stories to write until this afternoon. Now, when I say I “like” to keep informed, I mean that I feel it is my duty to be informed, especially about political matters – and corporational matters for all that (is that even a word?!) given that today corporations dictate to our governments and can sue them if they don’t do what the corporations want them to.
And there is the fly in the proverbial ointment about being informed: it’s depressing, disturbing and frightening. When I see the rare bit of good news, I get very excited. When I read the rest of it, I wonder what I can do. Well, the very least I can do is vote – and talk with other voter and perhaps have a tiny bit of influence.
And then there’s the disconnect. I finish reading, my heart beating too fast, and I go back out into my life, walking with my dog in the woods, hiking, reading – just living a good and fulfilling life, and I get back to an even keel where I feel blessed and happy to be alive. I have no idea how to reconcile these two disparate viewpoints.
I suspect I am not alone in this.