What’s behind your mask?
Like Hitler, the president used the word lies to mean statements of fact not to his liking, and presented journalism as a campaign against himself. The president was on friendlier terms with the internet, his source for erroneous information that he passed on to millions of people.
– Timothy Snyder
Although the amount of people getting the virus is relatively low compared to other countries, things are already in panic mode here.
Supermarkets are seeing panic buying and stock-piling of food.
This effects me, because there is a lot less items available, which is very frustrating.
lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
I’ve been finding myself with very low motivation of late. Even taking photos has been very difficult to do…
…not only does one have to take photos…
…but then one has to process them…
…and then upload them…
…all too much effort!
this all could be a symptom of depression…
…and depression has been the ‘black dog’ that has been with me since I was 18.
I recently did three weeks of house-sitting. (Dog and a cat). The whole time I felt really bad, and very flat. I was expecting it to be a very pleasant time away from my home, and quality time with the animals. But my experience was the opposite. Very distressing.
Also I recently (last weekend) had a gastroenteritis problem, and ended up in the emergency ward of my local hospital…
Now this has me feeling very unsure about food, and eating food.
That was my second hospitalization, as about a month ago, I had a major panic attack, and ended up in an ambulance and then hospital. No good!
All i want to do is sit on my couch and drink red wine, eat corn chips, and watch TV shows.
It was only today when I needed to:
…buy some Christmas cards…
…write inside them…
…and then put addresses on them…
…and then post them…
I thought… maybe I’m depressed.
I have finally gotten a copy of ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’, as an ‘audio book’, and finished reading it today. I will be reading it again and again, as it’s so good.
“If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in suffering.”
― Viktor Frankl
“The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one’s freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance.”
― Viktor E. Frankl
He says: Instead of constantly trying to avoid suffering, one is to embrace it. This takes away it’s power over us.
He says this about all our neurotic behaviour. Go towards it, and it will dissipate.
This make a lot of sense. I need to be brave, to do this.
His story and his book, are a huge inspiration for me.
‘The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality’
Yesterday I was at church, (as per usual, on a Sunday).
The woman i was working with (morning tea) said: Donald Trump is the ‘Teflon president’, because he gets away with SO much stuff.
I would be very surprised if he gets Impeached…I just can’t see it happening…but I so love the title she gave him.
The Teflon President