Holy moly. I turned my phone on today and saw the following on my notifications:
I’m not going to lie: It’s hard not to be depressed by the state of the Union. Yes, I know that the stock market is up, but — as Congressman Joe Kennedy said on NPR the other day — more than half of U.S. citizens have no investments in the stock market, and 80% of stocks are held by 10% of the people in this country. For the average American, that metric for success doesn’t mean much.
I know I’m lucky. I have a 401k through work, David has a pension, we have life insurance. If we downsize and watch what we spend when we retire, we should be okay. But looking at the news, who knows what kind of world we will be living in when that day comes…
Whew! Enough depressing stuff. I had an exceedingly productive day today, thanks in no small part to sleeping eight hours (and going to bed before midnight) last night, walking the dog first thing this morning, and actually taking time to meditate, which I am horrible about doing.
So, good job, me! I can’t do anything about the government until the next election, but I can take care of myself.