All I can say is that it is hectic right now with this government shutdown. You can cut the tension with a knife. Everyone is holding their breathe….
To be quite candid with you, I am really angry about this situation. Due to ideological differences and political posturing, Americans will now have to muddle through this situation. And it only breads more contempt for the government, political parties and the political process. The effect is bigger than not getting a pay check.
However, instead of getting upset and worrying about the situation, we must to take a “victor” rather than “victim” attitude. If anything, this situation makes it more real to me that we have to have faith in ourselves and begin to strengthen our families and communities. Our livelihoods are too dependent upon other people who do not know us and have little in common with us. We must begin to build strong, community networks so that in times of famine, we are able to sustain ourselves. In a time of economic uncertainty and political change, we first have to have faith that everything is going to be alright. Second, courage to believe that we have everything within ourselves to provide for ourselves and our communities. And lastly, more than ever, we must show our humanity towards each other.
One last thing, turn off the radio and the TV! Hearing too much of this mess only heightens our fears and anxiety. Instead, get out and enjoy the weekend.
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