Saturday Evening Owls: When the longer term feels hopeless, we aren’t helpless to vary our mindset

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Not solely do many individuals really feel pessimistic about their private future proper now; there’s additionally an amazing collective sense of powerlessness and negativity. It’s not simply that my future feels bleak, so does ours. And because the pandemic is a collective phenomenon, there may be little any of us can do to disregard it or keep away from the constraints it imposes on our lives. There’s little or no novelty to interrupt up our days, few new faces, little motion, few enjoyable occasions to stay up for. All we are able to do is wait—for a vaccine, for the election, for herd immunity, for one thing, something, which may change our prospects.

However we aren’t helpless. Whereas there’s little we are able to do to vary the tough realities of the pandemic, we are able to change the mindset we use to face them. By doing two issues, we are able to enhance our capability to deal with this case, in addition to with negativity and emotions of powerlessness sooner or later.

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“I am a pessimist due to intelligence, however an optimist due to will.”
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Antonio Gramsci, Letters from Jail (1926-30)

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At Every day Kos on this date in 2009—Forty-9 Out of Fifty Governors Managed to Take the Name:

Yesterday, the White Home held a convention name between Vice President Biden and governors of U.S. states and territories. The aim of the decision, based on the White Home pool report, was to “exhort the states to gather and submit quarterly numbers of jobs created and saved by the American Reinvestment and Restoration Act by the deadline of Oct. 10.” Forty-nine state governors or their representatives joined the decision. The one one who skipped it? Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R).

Jindal has been some of the outspoken critics of the Restoration Act — on the identical time he goes across the state and takes credit score for the federal {dollars} he was handing out. In July, Jindal declared the laws a “stimulus that has not stimulated.” But he had no issues with handing out large checks along with his title on them…that contained thousands and thousands of {dollars} of Restoration Act funds for job coaching applications, housing help applications, homelessness prevention applications, police coaching, felony justice expertise upgrades, and neighborhood growth block grants.

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