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Alex Baer: Hope in a Time of Headaches and Leaf Blowers

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leavesThe only problem with thinking critically, and having any hope, is that doing so within range of any other illogical humans instantly provides no shortage of subject matter able to receive profoundly heavy, unyielding criticism.

One supposes that the added problems of searing, splitting headaches and becoming radically entrenched in depression about the plight of the species are no picnics, either.

Unless one wins the lottery or is born a Dubya or Mitt, one must take the bad with the good in this life, we all learn quickly enough, and to greater and lesser degrees of satisfaction about this arbitrary arrangement of things.

We realize we've never been consulted for an opinion in the matter, yet are expected to live that reality all the way through -- knowing there are always more grindstones than we have noses in stock.

So, we try to take the bad with the good, and do the best we can with the whole mess.  Then, we try very hard to find some portion of happiness in that equation, without confronting the sensation that it will always feel like settling for less.

Down that dark alley dwell thoughts no perky, positive persons should e'er be exposed to, lest their attitudes be debunked, downsized, downgraded, and left stranded, down in the mouth, down in the dumps...


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