The world we live in abounds with anger, fear, hatred, and stupidity. We are bombarded at every turn by those who have fallen prey to the gas lighters who would like us to believe this is normal. I cannot convince them that this is not normal, that their anger and fear are the breeding ground for their stupidity. I cannot make them see when they will not open their eyes. All the rational discussion in the world goes nowhere when people close their minds. The only thing I can control is my reaction to the insanity overtaking us. So as much as I might like to call them out for their hatred and stupidity, for my own peace of mind I hesitate, consider the consequences, choose my battles, and silently scroll by.
~Elise Skidmore ©2020