Not that I’m worried at all about today ending with one of the BIG ONES. But even if it doesn’t, then chances of another one coming along soon are pretty big. And maybe even worse, we could have nearly a year when catastrophe loams large in the guise of you-know-who as a presidential candidate.
So how do we remain sane and functional? At least most of the time.
We might think of big losses in our personal lives or in a profession we care about, such as not getting a tt job or tenure. But let’s stick for now with the sort of state or national events, ones where the effects of the loss are not immediate and deeply personal, but they seem like pretty severe blows to something we care about, such as the welfare of many people around us. Like the second election of Bush II.
What do you do? Try not to think about it? Try turning to something else to regain a senses of control and progress? Have some good stiff drinks?
I hope I haven’t just covered all the options! Are there more ideas out there? Or details for the ones above? Let us know what you have or will do.