The big picture

I made the mistake of responding to a troll’s political post on Nextdoor today. I probably need to remove myself from that platform – all social media ends up the same, a place for trolls to lie about things and stir up trouble. I’ve done really well avoiding all that the last few years, but it’s easy to get sucked back in. Mea culpa.

Seems like the world has gone a little crazier lately. A mass shooting every day, politicians committing crimes and/or lying right out in the open, deepening divisions among city folks and country folks, ecological damage everywhere, wars and a lingering pandemic in the background. Maybe it’s always been like this, but instant communication now shows us the whole picture. It’s hard to be an optimist with that whole picture in view.