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Good article: http://mentalfloss.com/article/58230/how-tell-whether-youve-got-angst-ennui-or-weltschmerz

I hate to be a downer on an already-somber day. And I agree that 2016 has overstayed its welcome. But really, can we expect 2017 to be any better? Celebrity deaths aside, you know what's slated to transpire on January 20, right? An author whose blog I often enjoy is Chuck Wendig, who penned this gem: "I mean, 2016 wasn’t a blip. It was the beginning of something. All the bad news that’s arisen isn’t isolated. It’s part of a pattern. This shit is just getting started. The bump that was 2016 isn’t a hill we’re climbing over. It’s the top of Cthulhu’s head as he emerges from the deep."

I hope that's not true, of course. But all signs point to Not So Good.

I just feel bummed. It's the time of year when reflection and introspection and resolution are all on the agenda, of course, which doesn't help. I just feel, all too often these days, like some hollow shell stuffed with all manner of bad things, and a heart that's lost its way, if it ever had one. I need to change something. I need to change everything. I have no idea where to begin.

Anyway. Sorry. Somewhat-happier post planned for tomorrow, I hope. For now, time to go home!

Date: 2016-12-27 09:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thethornbird.livejournal.com
I'm sorry you're bummed. Your life often seems very colorful through the lens of LJ and your lovely photos...

Date: 2016-12-29 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cp.livejournal.com
I appreciate that, and really you're right, I've got things pretty good. I should focus more on that. But now and then the 5 or 10% of stuff that I think should be going better overshadows all the stuff that's going well, you know? I guess that's not too unusual. I just need to learn to accentuate the positive, as the song goes. :)

Date: 2016-12-27 10:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] re-vised.livejournal.com
I was going to reply to your comment, which mentions something similar to this entry, that I am not looking forward to 2017, either. 2016 hasn't been good personally or otherwise. I am worried how 2017 will unfold, especially January 20th. I'm hoping everyone can keep it together, and there aren't terrible things occurring because "Trump is president now. I can do this." bullshit.

Date: 2016-12-29 07:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cp.livejournal.com
Ugh, seems like that's already been the case, hasn't it? Maybe I already shared this, but a couple weeks ago we went to a park we like, and I used the restroom to find a swastika scratched into the stall door. And I was like, really? It was probably the work of some kid or punk preteen who really has no clue what the symbol even really means. But still, I've got to think these things are happening more and more frequently because of Trump and the nastiness under the rocks he's kicked over on his way to the White House.

Date: 2016-12-30 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] re-vised.livejournal.com
I hadn't read about the park restroom. Sigh. The next four years are going to be quite a ride.

Date: 2016-12-28 04:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cinnamonbite.livejournal.com
Well, here's the deal. All the celebrities that have died this year, yeah, THEY were The Greatest Generation. THEY are the people that guided and shaped our society, not the WW2 generation.

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