Sunday, October 20, 2013
If it weren't for six great kids and spouses and 12 grand kids, I would seriously consider selling out and retiring in New Zealand. The people are happy there and are not encumbered in debt and despair like we are here in the United States. I know LuAnn feels the same way because we do talk about this.
We have the freedom to be stupid and irresponsible and boy are we ever doing it. I don't like it and I don't agree with it. It's getting harder day by day to keep your chin up and do what's right. You just know that this whole thing is going to crumble and chaos will ensue.
Somehow I need to find a way to remain resilient. I saw a piece about that on CBS Sunday Morning, one of my favorite programs for the last 30 years. Remember when Charles Kurault traveled the beautiful United States in the big camper bus? They showed a woman who lost part of her arm and shoulder in a shark attack and how she kept going on with her life. She even said she wouldn't change that event if she could because it made her a better person!
Scientists studied people who came home from war without symptoms of post traumatic distress disorder and how their brains were a little different than those who have it. I guess we are all really wired differently, and I am not wired for watching my country do the wrong thing.
We are very blessed to have what we have in this family. Right now I can't think of a grand child who would or even should take over the farm operation we've built. We raised our children to be independent thinkers and they are doing the same thing with theirs. That is good.
It will all work out one way or the other and I am not worried about it. I just don't like it.
How about you?