posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 11:19 PM
One of the most comforting things, perhaps: I've been expecting imminent doom for decades and so far, we've held on better than I would have imagined
possible, all things told. That's not to say there is no reason to worry, of course. Past performace is never a guarantee of future results, etc etc.
"Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean the man in the black coat isn't following you," as they say.
One thing you can do: Try to recognize your biases. If you know you have a doom-y bias, try to determine how strong it is. Look at the times you've
been wrong, the things you've been wrong about, and try to nudge your mind slightly towards a more balanced zone by compensating.
Beyond that, if it really becomes overwhelming, try to focus a bit more on the simple things: Family, friends, loved ones, the beauty of the light in
the afternoon, the sound the wind makes through the curtains, etc. Eat right, exercise, get sunlight, do all the things you know you should do but
never quite can to create a more balaced self, and help out with those around you who are in worse shape than you.
edit on 11/30/10 by silent thunder because: (no reason given)