One thing I have learned from my pen-pal, Jon, is if I lose confidence in myself, I have set the whole universe against me:
"And life without confidence will completely destroy you" --Jon(Click here)
And Jon is absolutely right (he's most always right, darn it).
Havelock Ellis wrote, "The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum." So I have got back onto the train. I don't know if there's a difference yet.
I do know that moving along --in time and space-- requires one to think rationally despite what medical science pumps into one. We are all of us time machines. We navigate a grand continuum and must be sane --medicine can help, but we must all beware of political bloviation --noble words that conceal an insult to humankind, all ethnicities, all faiths and phenotypes.
We must all be aware of what the necessarily entropic mechanisms of time and space throw at us --accidents, illnesses, erosion of confidence. These are unavoidable products of time-travel.
For example, we had a perfectly awful civil war in this country --my relatives fought on both sides of it-- and I hardly think we need another one. However, there are those who have abandoned government by discussion and think we do.
I realize I don't usually rant, and must apologize, but I'm newly growing old, and not used to seeing myself disappear inch by inch --it is too cruel (don't try this at home). I will hold onto our memories, love and liberty as long as I can.