Our day is Not Black or White.

Most days have some parts that we consider right or good and some things that are wrong or bad. For me, this day is like that.

The good news

This decision seems to open the door for more random killing of unarmed civilians when two armed men decide to draw on each other. They will now see this as their right. Are people going to become more polite, or will we all be forced, for our protection, to buy and carry handguns? Not a pleasant thought.

The bad news

Whatever your basis for thinking this is bad, we are taking a giant step backward in seeing women as equal human beings.

Some of the many negative consequences we as a society all now experience are:

  1. We will have many unloved children born, creating more mental health issues as this group of children grows up.
  2. Mothers will be unable to care for the children they are forced to have due to incest and early teen pregnancies creating further societal pressures.
  3. Women will have to travel farther and farther to get an abortion as states begin to pass their anti-abortion statutes.
  4. Women will have to find alternatives that are not as safe as a doctor-performed abortion.

So, how do we stay sane in a grey world?

For me, I try to stay sane in this world by:

  1. I am living in the here and now. I can’t control or influence what the Supreme Court does. I can only ensure that I treat each person I interact with humanely.
  2. I meditate and consider whether or not I live up to the idea of treating each person as a part of a single human race.
  3. I try to live fully in the now, not the past, and not the future. Now is all we have.
  4. I write letters to my state and federal legislators to share my views and opinions and hopefully influence theirs.

“Laugh whenever you can. Keeps you from killing yourself when things are bad. That and vodka.”

― Jim Butcher, Changes



Freelance writer: fintech, comp tech, Self Development

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