Yeah, I know that there is a lot in this world that we cannot control, and we should not let it bother us, but that is easier said than done. When I was doing animal rescue they had this saying: You may save a dog, and it won't change the world, but it will change the world for that one dog.
I'm not sure that I totally agree with your last statement though. I think violence begets violence, as in terrorism, and being rude to someone usually guarantees a rude repsonse, but if you are suggesting that postive thinking begets positive results, I don't think I buy that argument. My experiences don't support that conclusion.
Hi Marcus. Thanks for commenting back. I don't mean to sound all doom and gloom. I am admitadly in a very disjointed state right now, in a bit of a flux, and yes feeling very lonely (and perhaps a bit of self-pity), but I am not feeling self-destructive. I would not go to counseling or take drugs for my attitude because I don't see it as something fixable. It is a genuine response to the reality around me. For example, I am very dissatisfied with how we treat one another, the divisiveness of politics and religion, and the lack of fidelity that we have to our friends and companions. Therapy or drugs won't change that. Make sense?