So much is going on in the world, right now. ISIS. The US presidential election, climate change, Aleppo, the Kardashians are still somehow popular, and other calamitous happenings.
It’s hard to know where to point your attention in the cacophony of “news” flooding the airwaves. What draws my attention in any given day is probably not anywhere near important in the grand scheme of things.
Most days I just want to avoid getting murdered or not murder someone. Pretty simple, really. Though I try to learn something new everyday and help someone, too. I don’t always succeed, but I try.
It’s easy to get frustrated at all the wackiness in the world. All the raw hatred and violence out there. The thing is, the trick, if you will, is to not let it get to you. I know, I know, easier said than done, right? Right. I agree.
So how do we insulate ourselves from this level of whackadoo? For me, and your mileage may vary greatly here, I read about fantasy worlds. I read about drow heroes like Drizzt Do’Urden. I read about Alias of Westgate and her Saurial companion, Dragonbait. I read about other Harpers like Lander, Airlyn Moonblade and Danilio Than. And, of course, Shandril Shesair, Narm, and crotchety old Elminster (who would turn me into a newt if he heard me call him crotchety).
[Not a newt. That would be too good for thee. Perhaps a kobold, though? ~Elminster]
Anyway. (Wow. This turned strange quick, didn’t it)?
I guess just try to focus on something positive, something you enjoy to avoid going nuts with all these dire predictions of destruction and fear mongering in our political process. Yes things are grim, but we are Americans. We got through tough times before, like the popularity of Jersey Shore and we can get through this, too.