My Best Strategy For Depression And Discouragement? The relentless confrontation with reality. Because the shit won’t go away unless we take care of it ourselves.
When I lose confidence about the bad news in these gloomy and dark days, then I call my inner pessimist to order. The warning and the consolation: The coming year is likely to be the same shit as the past – if we make an effort and are a lot of luck. Otherwise it will be worse. Inevitably. The signs are not good.