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Given the recent events, and the not so recent ones, which have turned "most" of mankind into some kind of non-caring, unfeeling, and wild seething beastlike form, I cannot forsee, as we go into the new year, all of us being able to find the warmth and giving part of the human spirit, that truly personifies the Christmas season.
Whether a believer in the birth of Christ, or Father Christmas, and the other many traditions that make up this Holiday, I feel that we will all be preoccupied by so much in the coming year, that it will take a huge test of will, to find the good in what is to come upon this Earth. I hope for the best, prepare for the worst, and yearn for the simpler times,