Sunday, October 29, 2017
I hope I am able to read this blog a year from now and say, "what idiot wrote that!" But after nearly a year of 'hoping' things will work out, and feeling and seeing the hopelessness and helplessness of our world, my country, and my state, there isn't much hope. Each day that tiny light of remaining hope is dimmed more and more.
Every check and balance of our democracy has been blown away by payoffs, blackmails, and individuals allowed into positions of power who are willing to throw out a chance for a good life for all Americans for the sake of power and to further their destructive ideologies, seeming to be gleeful with the millions of people they are hurting and destroying. Even our constitution is being shredded to worthless bits one action at a time by a Supreme Court being controlled by power hungry, ideologists who don't give a damn about our country -- they only care about filling their personal 'back pockets.' At this point, every second we (the entire human race) is still in existence is a 'miracle' considering a mentally ill social/psychopath controls our nuclear codes. A push of that 'red button' and thus ends humankind, and if enough bombs go off, literally the entire Earth will blow apart.
Even if the pushing of the red button is delayed, climate change this year has killed hundreds of thousands around the world, and it is just getting started. The tipping point has been reached and there is no turning back. But that's OK, because to speed things up our government has removed protections in order to allow corporations to return to polluting our air and water; to give public land to oil companies so that they can do more fracking and strip mining -- which pollutes and causes earthquakes, not mention the destruction of our beautiful parks and national monuments. How long can humankind survive -- maybe 20 years? Maybe 30? Maybe 5?
What's hardest for me to understand is that the men and women controlling these horrid circumstances are literally killing their families and themselves along with the rest of us. Is it because money now means more to them than their children living to adulthood? Is it their way of committing suicide and they don't care that they are taking the rest of the world with them? Is power so blinding that they literally refuse to see the destruction they are causing? I suspect we'll never know.
But in the end, all things considered, it's hard to be motivated to 'suffer' in order to lose weight or be healthy -- we'll be suffering soon enough as our food supply dwindles, and major epidemics scour the world.
So what can be done? Stay focused on today -- make today the best you can as there may be no tomorrow. And if there is a tomorrow, repeat -- make today the best you can. In that respect, feeling good today, usually means eating foods that are 'healthy' for you, and getting up and moving. Weight loss may come, but probably not -- not unless you're willing to 'suffer' on these few last precious days.
Like I said, I hope I am able to read this in a year and say, "What an idiot!"