Distressed and Depressed

you have to be at your strongest when you’re feeling your weakest

staring into nothingness

A few days ago I decided to stop following the news.  It isn’t so much the hard news of current events which I find distressing and depressing, it’s the rather one-sided and left-liberal commentary, opinions, and spin that goes along with the news.  I can form my own opinions concerning the facts and truths, I do not need to be told what to think.

The unvarnished news is bad enough; the economy has tanked, the coronavirus is still making people ill, routine heath care and dentistry has ceased for the duration, there is no formal education for most, people are rioting in the streets, restrictions on personal freedoms continue, and nobody can go anywhere.  If I did take a train to somewhere there’s little to do when I get there, and certainly nowhere to eat or stay overnight.

This COVID-19 lockdown has cost unimaginable billions.  It’s obvious that it’s going to take decades to pay off all the money the UK government has borrowed to support this country during the current medical crisis ~ some say as long as it took to repay all the borrowing that resulted from WWII.  That took decades, in fact about a half a century.  That means Great Britain is entering a new era of austerity.  Most in this country are going to be financially much worth off for the foreseeable future.

Add to that the disgraceful riots and violence that has infected our town and cities, and you can see that this country has become a distressing, depressing, and unsafe place to live.  The lawlessness is particularly distressing for the average ‘person in the street’ ~ there is a feeling that nobody and nothing is safe.

Perhaps it is time that the 1715 Riot Act, repealed in 1967, was brought back into English Law.  Although, the Death Penalty for being part of a tumultuous, riotous assembly of 12 persons or more is a little harsh for this day and age.  And transportation is out of the question, you don’t have to be a criminal to go to Australia any more.

Selfishly, the thing that is distressing and depressing me the most is that I first got sick just about 3 months ago, and I’m still suffering.  Weariness, lassitude, lack of energy, shortness of breath, coughing, and confusion to name but a few symptoms.  I’ll get over it and get better sometime ~ I hope it’s sooner rather than later.

~

Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

doom, gloom, death, and depression

16 responses

  1. Hugs hoping you feel better soon

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    1. Hugs and Love to you Angela 🌹🌹🌹

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  2. You my dear friend put into words how many of us feel. It’s simply depressing and soon or later your positive outlook does require you to be the strongest when you feel the weakest. What a true statement.
    As far as you being sick, I would like to include you into a long distance Reiki healing this week and send you loving healing light to lift your troubles if that is ok. You don’t have to do anything, just stay open minded and know that he along energy is on the way. I will let you know when I completed it. Big hugs to you ❤️

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    1. We can all have bad days, but we will bounce back Rhapsody. Your kind words have already lifted me. I would very much appreciate your healing energy.
      Thank you Sweetheart 🌹🌻🌹

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      1. Consider it done my dear friend and get back to you when complete. Big love to you ❤️

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  3. It is depressing. In my case, I’m unable to visit family which was the highlight of my life. What am I working boring jobs for if I can’t look forward to being with loved ones?

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    1. Paula, I know exactly how you feel. There is someone I dearly want to visit ~ and I can’t. 💖

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  4. I hope the sickness bothering you is not the virus.

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    1. Probably something left-over from when I was sick in March.

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  5. The rather one-sided rightest spins have gone on for quite some time. So it’s time leftist opinions are heard. 😉
    Conditions are bad almost everywhere and it is depressing. What is most upsetting is that it takes a pandemic and senseless murders to make humanity pay attention.

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    1. The world is crazy, and instead of understanding and acceptance we have aggression.
      Ah well, at least we are fine. 💖

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  6. Same here in India. The air around is so distressing. Just trying to be safe as much as can.

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    1. Take care sweetheart.
      You will be in my prayers tonight. 🌹

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