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Frightening [Nov. 26th, 2016|12:25 pm]
Tony Grist
I'm so tired of being told these are frightening times.

I lived through the Cold War. Now those were frightening times.

Or not.

Every generation thinks it lives in frightening times. What that means is it doesn't feel entirely in control.

What's the worst that can happen? We all die. Well that's going to happen no matter what. Get used to it.

Don't let the media scare you.  Remember they make their money by creeping up behind your chair and going, "Boo!"

There's more to life than politics.

Come off that news site.  Take a walk. Annoy the cat. Have a nice cup of tea.
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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2016-11-26 01:44 pm (UTC)
In some ways I find the current situation more worrying than the Cold War. Then we were faced with the prospect of sudden annihilation, about which, as you say, we could do nothing. Now we're faced with the real prospect of a decline in our standard of living and a much more intolerant society around us. I do care a lot about that, so while it doesn't scare me, it does deeply concern me.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-11-26 02:00 pm (UTC)
A decline in my standard of living worries me very little. Done that, bought the T shirt etc....

A more intolerant society? Intolerance doesn't spring from nowhere; it's always been there- only repressed. If it comes out into the open we have a better chance of dissipating it, I think.
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