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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.