Apathy and angst about our country

I fight a daily battle between the urge to read more about our country’s problems and the desire to ignore them all together. Part of my brain says that if I read more, I will understand things better, and somehow this will be a good thing.

But why? And how does throwing my brain up against our country’s problems solve anything? Is there the thought, however latent, that once I understand this crisis, I can somehow contribute to the solution? That seems so futile. The country’s brightest minds are devoting their energy to solving this crisis. Perhaps I should expend my brain power on something that I can actually change. Perhaps I should clean out my refrigerator.

My refrigerator is packed! It needs to be emptied.

My refrigerator is packed! It needs to be emptied.

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