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k-doe1 5 points ago +5 / -0

Im 51 and thinking this right now

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Jutts 8 points ago +8 / -0

Don’t ever consider it! I’m 52, wracked with illness but I’m excited about the future. My best advice for you is to read a great book. The Holy Bible. Reading it has given me hope and happiness.

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k-doe1 1 point ago +1 / -0

this lockdown has ruined my family,

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anthemstander 2 points ago +2 / -0

Mine too. Mine was finally starting to get over the fact I voted for Trump and we were starting to go out to dinner every few weeks. Now my parents are convinced they're going to die unless they keep self-isolating, have my sister grocery shop for them and I haven't seen them since March.

Oh well. Hopefully, this, too, shall pass.

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Deadpool [S] 7 points ago +7 / -0

You are here with fellow Pedes fren. Together we are unstoppable. You joined this group to be a part of something. Things might go sideways now and then but in the long run things will turn out better. You are here, in the greatest country ever. We are here for you if you need us.

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k-doe1 2 points ago +2 / -0

Thanks

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bellcurvestrikesback 4 points ago +4 / -0

Try taking action against the govt overreach you may find purpose

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k-doe1 3 points ago +3 / -0

I would love to ,I wouldn't be able to get close enough

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bellcurvestrikesback 2 points ago +2 / -0

Hold a sign at a busy intersection against mandatory masks or lockdowns and see how many honks you can get in an hour

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JpnEUP6y 3 points ago +3 / -0

Hang in there... contact the helpline or a friend, please

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k-doe1 3 points ago +3 / -0

thanks ,we will see where this ends ..with all the bullshit and lack of a light at the end .whats the point ,my family is in ruins ..

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JpnEUP6y 2 points ago +2 / -0

Praying for you...

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JpnEUP6y 3 points ago +3 / -0

Things can take surprising turns... don’t know right now what that may be, but it can happen.

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Jutts 3 points ago +3 / -0

95% of them were probably liberals.

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Deadpool [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Fair enough, but they are still children.

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Deadpool [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Open up the schools. Why are we letting the Pedocrats ruin these children? They need to live and socialize.

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thisisanacho 2 points ago +2 / -0

I've had these thoughts, hell I probably have them every day or so at this point. Not just over covid, but over the riots, over everything that's happening.

Seems we've lost our minds as a society, nobody thinks critically, our systems are corrupt to the core, and people are fully embracing a government that takes away their freedoms and the freedoms of others. Was having a talk with someone who told me they're ok with the masks because it doesn't affect them... even though they wear one. I don't know, how does someone even say that? And how do you come back from a world where that kind of thing is OK?

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Deadpool [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

I have hope, that after we get through this, it will be worth it. Think of the hell Americans went through during the great depression, the dust bowl and WW2. Yet right after things were wonderful. America went on a huge upswing. Massive improvements in all aspects of life.

We are knee deep in the crap right now. It will get worse, but in the long run we will herald a new golden age.

Only a 1/3 of the population is capable of analytical or critical thinking. Unfortunately 1/3 the population are cowards who would trade freedom for the perception of safety. These have always been true in all era, they are just more obvious in times like these.

We will win, we will prevail but we must be prepared for the worst yet always hope for the best.

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thisisanacho 3 points ago +3 / -0

Thank you for those words. I think in my heart I believe you're right. I just wish we saw some more rays of light coming through.

It's funny, I can only imagine what the soldiers in those times went through, but it reminded me of a quote from Frankl's book:

"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way."

Maybe I'll try to hold onto that a little more.

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Deadpool [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Soldiers from every war see hell. I just used WW2 as an example for the huge upswing afterwards.

I think the Vietnam Vets have stories that are the hardest to hear, because even after they got home, they had hippies spit on them and disrespect them while they were at their lowest points. My father and 4 of my uncles were Vietnam vets who rarely told stories when I was younger because they were still dealing with the horrific details. However decades later they have let go of the pain. Even remembering a few funny stories and enjoying telling their stories. Even the worst ones. It just took them 4 decades to see the light in the darkest of times.

So yes. You are right with that quote. You can choose to see the light in this. I promise you it is there. It is just harder to see.

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JpnEUP6y 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yep, I’ve often thought when i was getting down about this mess what it was like in WW2.

Sometimes I also have to remember to get away from the online world and just look outside.

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Deadpool [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

You are right about getting out and seeing what is in front of you. Having lived in Blue liberal cities and lived in very Red areas, like I do now, you appreciate the little things. Having been to other countries, I will never take this country for granted. People who have never left this country have no idea how incredibly blessed and lucky we are as Americans.

Sometimes too much focus is placed on what was lost, but not what we were blessed with.

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PewPew_ThaDuK 2 points ago +3 / -1

wow that is insane. these sick politicians are killing our future

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Deadpool [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

The risk of Covid to kids (under 18) is so low it is .01%. This is child abuse. I can’t believe the lives they ruin just for political points.

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