Dear Friends, since S.U. closed I've been having a difficult time. Unexpectedly I've discovered that giving up on the world and most of its people (yourselves excepted) has cast me into despair, filled me with a worrying sense of hopelessness.
Problem is that I tend to be an all or nothing person. Dealing with shades of grey is not my strongest suit. If I don't believe that I can change the world or some of its people in even the tiniest way then I can't see the point of struggling against the tide of human nature which seems to be sweeping us towards destruction.
Yet if I don't have something positive to get out of bed for, don't have the optimism that better times may be around the corner, then...well, what's the point?
I've opened comments again for the moment. I would value your counsel!
P.S. Thanks to those who have emailed me. I'm touched by your kindness.