I wrote the below in a moment of discouragement (about whether or not we will see a real end to systemic corruption) that I wanted to capture.
I have a brief report from the Land of Discouragement.
Apparently I am not alone in this land.
In this land the TV is constantly playing leftist Fox News.
Also in this land everyone just wants to go back to the way things used to be.
The protracted protests about corruption ring on deaf ears here.
Because nothing ever changes anyway, and Trump isn't all that great.
The people who live in Discouragement encourage me to take a break.
"It's depressing, and look how it makes you worry."
It's true, I see a lot of tragedy, a lot of victims crying out for help. And they never get it. Just the opposite.
In Discouragement there is a new book release every week about the bad, bad people. Yet they somehow all still have jobs.
A few people in Discouragement give each other moral support. But nobody else knows exactly what they are talking about.
Listening to all these voices of concern - real voices, people who just don't have the time or energy to follow the psyop of the day - it is tempting to just fold.
I have no intention of folding.
The point is the resolution itself — the process, not the result — living your life in a way that is meaningful to you. To which you feel called.
For me, right now at least, this means to fight back against corruption.
This realization, in and of itself, is what unlocks the heavy iron gate to Discouragement, so I can see the path out.
So I am walking back to the Land of Optimism now.
The air is so much better.
By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. All opinions are the author's own. Public domain.