It absolutely bothers me a great deal & even frightens me that our social climate is constantly getting worse.
After decades of happy progress, the people I was with and I are right back to a whole lot of polarized hate & divisiveness.
Each afternoon, I see the absolute worst of us on display. All the anger & animosity experienced with one another is absolutely starting to drain the humanity out of me. However, obviously that would be just the worst thing I could do. During difficult times like these, compassion & caring are even more pressing. Luckily for everyone, the little neighborhood I live in is a sanctuary from all the hateful angst. Our little community absolutely embraces taking care of each other all the time & doing the right thing for those around us. In fact, I can tell you a happy story about a good example of that behavior here recently. The oldest guy in our neighborhood had here Heating, Ventilation, & A/C go out. But, none of us knew it. The Summer heat absolutely came and I went over to his lake house to mow his grass in the sun. The entire time, I noticed the Heating, Ventilation, & A/C never kicked on. This was super odd as it was well over 95 degrees outside. Finally, I knocked on his door & he told me abashedly that he hasn’t had Heating, Ventilation, & A/C for weeks. I was aghast to hear this. A good acquaintance of mine called his brother who owns an entire Heating, Ventilation, & A/C dealer. With his help & the neighbors kindly chipping in what they could, he had Heating, Ventilation, & A/C cooling within a week.