Christy of Dry Bones Dance just wrote a lovely piece about the endless guilt of just existing in the world today and why both extremes get a bit annoying (and alarmingly similar, when it comes down to it...)
I’ve grown weary of feeling bad, and I want to shoot for being a little bit LESS aware of the evils of the world. I know the statistics. There are a couple billion people living in horrific poverty, and a lot of corporations do very bad things. I don’t want to minimize that, but I think a lot of the scare tactics and polemic – whether from the right or the left – come from the same misguided search for purity.
The real problem is that people just don't understand entropy (well, who does?) There's a certain amount of messiness and chaos that creeps into everything we humans do or attempt to do that means it just can't be perfect or pure. Best to just get over it, do the best we can and move on.