Pessimism and a sense of powerlessness about the future are a near-perfect cocktail for misery. During the pandemic, it’s not just one person's future that feels bleak; it's all of ours. In "How to Build a Life," @arthurbrooks offers advice on how to cope:
Sixteen years ago, I warned the invasion and occupation of Iraq would set off a spiral of conflict and hate that would fuel the wars, terrorism and misery of future generations.
Morning prayer Lord our nation suffers from those who fan the fires of hate for their own evil purposes. Strip away their power, their influence and let them be seen for the wicked purveyors of misery they really are.
When we have reached the lowest point of our misery and our weakness, the Risen Christ gives us the strength to rise again.
Wild to watch the right try to bootstrap a second Tea Party when it's their guy in the WH overseeing unprecedented misery and hardship and mass death.