“People do not have to die to go to hell” – “The Jealous Kind” by James Lee Burke
It is so difficult to get a break from the daily trials and tribulations of the human race. However, the fact remains that we all NEED a break. Otherwise we may lose our minds.
Our psyches were not formulated to sustain sanity in the face of constant, omnipresent mayhem.
Several years ago, as I entered my seventh decade on the planet, I began a process of withdrawal from the mainstream news dispensers of all types. Broadcast – Print – Conversation. I just don’t give a damn what others think anymore.
So, this diatribe is not an attempt to convert anyone to my side of the tracks. I’m just venting.
Sports, especially college football, has been a great escape for me. So this morning I’m watching ESPN to catch up on all of the games played yesterday. This is cool. All kinds of upsets and wonderful stories. Good stuff.
Then it all goes south. Quickly. Suddenly my senses are assaulted with the latest re: Colin Kaepernick and his immature demonstrations. This is followed by more examinations of various reactions, both pro and con. On and on ad nauseam.
Is there no escaping the crush of misery?
Blood is oozing out of my ears.
“Life will go better for you the less you’re bothered by people and their dumb habits” – Edward Unspooled by Craig Lancaster