"You can’t go on and on for years being miserable about a situation and not have it change you.
You get so you can’t stand yourself."
~ Lucille Ball, about her divorce from Desi
Chaos isn't a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail and never get to try again. The fall breaks them.
And some are given a chance to climb, they cling to the real or the gods or love.
Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is.
A lion doesn't concern himself with the opinions of sheep.
Power always thinks it has a great soul.
"The data run counter to your anecdotes."
I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and not one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.