Five days offline during Easter seem to have done me no harm, and may in fact have done med good
I have no personal issues worth mentioning, but at times the incessant flow of bad news from around the world becomes a bit much, and unplugging seems like the sensible thing to do, psychologically speaking..
Others, however, make up their minds to actually do something about the world’s miseries, like, for instance, providing LittleBigHelp to “people who are not afforded the same opportunities in education, health, and access to basic human rights as in the developed world”..
I learned about “LittleBigHelp” just today when, by chance, I happened to watch a TV-program about 6 of my country-(wo)men who gave up promising careers and comfortable lives in order to help the less fortunate, e.g. in Kolkata (Calcutta) in India, “home” to an estimated 250,000 (!) street children, and in Nigeria, with its witchcraft accusations against children, just to mention two of these “Hell’s Heroes”, of whom I have the deepest respect.As for myself, I am back “in business”, enjoying life to the utmost. Some of my biggest concerns, – excluding as you might expect, a somewhat nagging conscience, besides the usual existential challenges, – appear to be aquiring a good suntan..
I’m a bit worried about my physical shape in general actually, but hey, I also went to town today and bought myself a $ 240 pair of Brooks running shoes, so now all I have to do is get off of my lazy ass…