Is it me or is the world in a complete crisis? My dad, rest his soul, used to always say the world was going to “hell in a handbasket”. I thought he was just a little too pessimistic, but if he were alive today, I would have to agree with him.The daily news is getting to be just too much for me. There are too many crises or catastrophes going on at once. I consider myself well-informed on world events. But I have been thinking maybe “ignorance is bliss” is truly the way to be in these uncertain times.
For over a month now, the gulf oil spill has dominated the news. If it's not the oil spill, it is the unstable stock market, the shaky European markets, Greece's failed economy, the banking crisis, terrorism, and on and on.
These are important stories of our day. I understand.But to be an effective mother, I often feel like I must have multiple personalities. As a responsible adult, I want to know if BP has stopped the oil flow in the gulf, or if congress has passed needed banking reform, or if the stock market is dropping like a rock due to overseas markets. But as a mother, my priority is to provide nutritious meals, pack a good sack lunch, provide transportation to softball and insure she has a dress for elementary graduation. It's like living in two worlds simultaneously. I feel overwhelmed.