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AngryOldDem

(14,061 posts)
Mon Nov 22, 2021, 10:35 AM Nov 2021

Quote from "The Green Mile" that pretty much sums it up.

“I'm tired, boss. Tired of being on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain. I'm tired of never having a buddy to be with, to tell me where we's going to, coming from or why. Mostly, I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world every day. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head, all the time. Can you understand?"

I came across this elsewhere this morning, and it sums up how I feel, especially in light of the parade.

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Quote from "The Green Mile" that pretty much sums it up. (Original Post) AngryOldDem Nov 2021 OP
Me Too. Mr. Steve Nov 2021 #1
I am way past that point and have been for awhile. TNNurse Nov 2021 #2
Yes, that is how so many of us are feeling today PatSeg Nov 2021 #3
It's called "empathy". Fix The Stupid Nov 2021 #4
They have been raised by parents with no empathy to kill any empathy within Bernardo de La Paz Nov 2021 #7
It is called conventional morality, when you know right from wrong and will do right 2Gingersnaps Nov 2021 #14
++ llashram Nov 2021 #5
We are a fascist, racist nation. In Wisconsin Republicans can legally kill. Feel bad. Yep. johnthewoodworker Nov 2021 #6
Wrong. Things ALWAYS change and in the long run progressives WIN. Tommymac Nov 2021 #8
Yes, things are bad sometimes..but things are good too..here are some examples of good: Stuart G Nov 2021 #9
pets and other furry friends housecat Nov 2021 #10
Warning: DFW Nov 2021 #17
Great post. I am with YOU! We are going to (eventually) Rock the Free World. Tommymac Nov 2021 #18
I would be a little more optimistic if we weren't facing down climate change. CrispyQ Nov 2021 #12
Completely understand. I feel the same re Climate Change, have to fight to maintain my karma Tommymac Nov 2021 #19
About Climate Change..Biden will take this one on, maybe next year. Lots going on now.. Stuart G Nov 2021 #20
I'm Tired Boss ItsjustMe Nov 2021 #11
Amen to that Joinfortmill Nov 2021 #13
This is the classic hero's complaint nuxvomica Nov 2021 #15
Dayum ...that's the Quote of the Year. calimary Nov 2021 #16
Powerful quote SCantiGOP Nov 2021 #21
Tired Claypoolsbass Nov 2021 #22
I feel that way a lot I_UndergroundPanther Nov 2021 #23
We're all tired. But rest is not an option. I will not let these traitors take our country. Evolve Dammit Nov 2021 #24
Exactly! The future depends on fighting these fascists! nt TheAnnoyedAgnostic Nov 2021 #25
welcome! Evolve Dammit Nov 2021 #26

Fix The Stupid

(952 posts)
4. It's called "empathy".
Mon Nov 22, 2021, 11:15 AM
Nov 2021

Or the ability to "put yourself in other's shoe's", so to speak.

It is at times both a blessing and a curse.

I truly believe some people are hardwired with NO empathy and others are wired with OVER empathy, ie, they can feel and extrapolate other people's feelings...

I know this because I feel it constantly.

More people need empathy in this world.


Bernardo de La Paz

(49,141 posts)
7. They have been raised by parents with no empathy to kill any empathy within
Mon Nov 22, 2021, 11:50 AM
Nov 2021

"Oh, mommy, look at how cold that poor kid is without a jacket."

"Shush honey, his parents must be bad to be so poor."

"Daddy, see that man helping the guy who fell. Let's help too."

"Don't you dare! People have to learn to take care of themselves!"



Just like there are no bad dog breeds, only bad owners.

It is interesting how a lack of empathy correlates with red states, imperfectly of course but there is definitely some correlation. Alberta is the most CONservative province in Canada.

To get more sense of the correlation, note states where reporting is mandatory but do not offer immunity. Few vets are going to "notice" abuse when they can suffer if they report it. In those states the "mandatory" aspect is just for show, not for effect.



2Gingersnaps

(1,000 posts)
14. It is called conventional morality, when you know right from wrong and will do right
Mon Nov 22, 2021, 01:03 PM
Nov 2021

generally speaking; post conventional morality, where you care about the common good and will place that above your own interests. The rest are sociopaths, only care about themselves, and psychopaths who don't care about anything, themselves or others. Guess which one, in theory has the lowest numbers? (post conventional) In theory conventional morality has the highest. I am guessing there are far more sociopaths and psychopaths than was believed, simply from cultural osmosis.

But yeah, John Coffee, I second that, I am just tired. Tired of the ugly.

 

johnthewoodworker

(694 posts)
6. We are a fascist, racist nation. In Wisconsin Republicans can legally kill. Feel bad. Yep.
Mon Nov 22, 2021, 11:43 AM
Nov 2021

Will things change. Nope.

Tommymac

(7,263 posts)
8. Wrong. Things ALWAYS change and in the long run progressives WIN.
Mon Nov 22, 2021, 11:53 AM
Nov 2021

IMO fuck the gloomy doomy attitudes I see too often around here.

Reality is what WE make it. Change happens with ME and YOU.

What you do matters.

I for one believe the horse WILL sing in the end.

Lets get to work.

Stuart G

(38,478 posts)
9. Yes, things are bad sometimes..but things are good too..here are some examples of good:
Mon Nov 22, 2021, 12:07 PM
Nov 2021

Affordable Care Act!
Afro-American President -Barack Obama.
Trump lost, and Biden won..
Medicare.
Seat Belts...(yes I am a seat belt fan)..
Anti Virus shots.
Small Pox Vaccine.
Nice weather sometimes.
Computer and Internet... now using both...(didn't exist 50 years ago)
"Spell Check"...(I cannot spell..
Modern Medicine.
Social Security & pensions.
Parks
Friends
special kinds of ..."LOVE"
Let us not forget chocolate chip cookies & pizza

(AND THE HORSE DOES SING IN THE END!!!!)

DFW

(54,608 posts)
17. Warning:
Mon Nov 22, 2021, 01:31 PM
Nov 2021

Republicans want spellcheck put in the same category as vaccines and factual history: optional at best, preferably not used, and, ideally, ignored altogether.

It is the reason so many need The Official Dictionary of Republicanese to decipher their written incoherent rantings.

CrispyQ

(36,625 posts)
12. I would be a little more optimistic if we weren't facing down climate change.
Mon Nov 22, 2021, 12:48 PM
Nov 2021

We don't have time to be distracted by fascism, & yet, here we are, fighting science-denying fascists, who think they should continue to be in charge. Like the white, Christian patriarchy has done such a great job already.

Tommymac

(7,263 posts)
19. Completely understand. I feel the same re Climate Change, have to fight to maintain my karma
Mon Nov 22, 2021, 02:51 PM
Nov 2021

I've only got 20-30 years left on this rock, goddess willing.

It will be harder to deal with Climate issues under a right wing authoritarian country and world...but we'll have to do it regardless.

Failure is not an option.

It is just going to take a bit more work. People, not governments, not corporate cartels, are going to be the driving force in the end...and I have faith in the majority of people.

So I cheerlead to hopefully make myself and others feel a little bit more optimistic motivated - that is the best medicine for me. Misery loves company - I want misery to be as lonely as possible.

Stuart G

(38,478 posts)
20. About Climate Change..Biden will take this one on, maybe next year. Lots going on now..
Mon Nov 22, 2021, 03:04 PM
Nov 2021
Yes, Biden will take this on, when the time is right....

And that is up to Joe..

Not me...:

nuxvomica

(12,497 posts)
15. This is the classic hero's complaint
Mon Nov 22, 2021, 01:20 PM
Nov 2021

The call to heroism is always met with reluctance as it is never a call to glory but rather, IMHO, the instinctive impulse to transform the world into a safer place for the innocent. We can reject the call but in doing so we may suffer more. Accepting that challenge to transform the world is what gives our lives meaning. It can't be ignored.

SCantiGOP

(13,881 posts)
21. Powerful quote
Mon Nov 22, 2021, 04:01 PM
Nov 2021

I think everyone here knows exactly how that feels.

I just hope it makes us work and fight harder, not give up. As Kate McKinnon said at the opening of the first SNL after trump’s win: “I know I’m not giving up. Please, you don’t give up either.”

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