These days, it's a good idea we stole from Former Labor MP Tony Benn. The idea is to keep your balance despite everything that's happening around you.
How do you do this? Be selective with your content. The corporate MSM will tell you it's the "latest that you need to know". Really? Says who? Instead of doing everything as second nature, make yourself ask, is this necessary?
Because the truth is much of it isn't. We've all heard the "experts" analyze this massive public apathy in the States. Books, lectures, CD's, DVD's (and probably a new documentary coming soon). Yet, nothing's changed.
This leads into the next question. How do you solve this?
The answer? Nobody wants to admit it. But especially in a lot of these triggering issues, you have to live with the consequences of your actions.
If you vote on Tuesday, is that a good thing? Yes. Will you singlehandedly change the political landscape? Probably not.
On the other hand, you could say it's all the same, I'm staying home. Then you do.
Which one's worse? The "experts" can examine this all they want. But in the end, you have to deal with the consequences of your actions.
It just bothers us that lots of people on the left seem to be making lots of money off this endless apathy. We all have to work. But, nobody wants to deal with this.
Then again, you aready knew that.
Symptoms are still there. Time for meditation and tai chi for the night.