Wednesday, November 9, 2016

I Wish I Didn’t Care

I wish I didn’t care about things like climate change, civil rights, marriage equality, and a woman’s right to control her own body; about public education; about caring for the disabled, the sick, the mentally challenged and the poor; about the casual racism that seems to permeate nearly every thread of our lives; about religious intolerance that goes by the name of “religious freedom,” and all the other little things that make life hard for some and therefore make it that much harder for the rest of us.

I wish I could just watch my TV, read my books, drive my car, write my plays, go to work, collect my paycheck, and live in my neighborhood without caring about all of those things.

But I do.

9 barks and woofs on “I Wish I Didn’t Care

  1. I think I may spend the day cleaning house. It needs it — it’s been a bad couple of months for routine maintenance, and it’s gotten cluttered. That may make me feel better. Maybe.

  2. I wish the same, also wish I could stop tearing up every few minutes of my workday
    Share with you what my brother composed in his head this morning for his girls–

    We lost, it happens, we can’t win all the time, that’s not how life is.  Today you will have friends that will gloat, don’t argue with them, own the loss and tell them that you hope good things will come from this change.  The world changes every minute of every day, how we act controls that change and focuses it for good or bad, we will always chose good.

  3. I think I slept maybe three hours last night. I couldn’t wipe the terror and confusion from my poor addled mind. Now there will be hours upon hours of “analysis” so checking the tv for the latest political news is not an option. The very sight of that smug turtle, Mitch McConnell, makes me want to (whatever). I’m terrified for my country and feel isolated from my neighbors who, I’m sure, voted for the monster. I’m so glad to have this site as a sharing resource. God knows, I don’t want to tweet.

  4. You care because you are a good person. Don’t EVER change. This country depends on this!! Will NEED it.
    I’m so depressed I’m staying in doors & NO T.V. !!!

    • Actually I broke that pledge and watched Hillary speak to her staff. She was so dignified and calm even as the entire audience teared up. And Obama tried to be reassuring although I find it hard to find some silver lining he says is there. Maybe when the sting wears off I’ll see a way forward, but in the meantime, I’m not only sad but furious at my fellow citizens.

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