Self-reliance is a way of life imposed on us because of poor leadership.

What a sentence. “Self-reliance is a way of life imposed on us because of poor leadership.” That clearly describes the last 40-60 years when it comes to global change…. 

‘Shivering under a pile of six blankets, I finally lost it’: my week in frozen Texas hell | Texas | The Guardian

“My breaking point was around midnight last Tuesday, during the “Arctic blast” which, prior to last week, sounded like a refreshing juice-box flavor for children. Our house was 40F (4C). My father was outside boiling water on the grill so we could have a hot drink to get us through the night. My only link to the outside world was a horrendous internet connection, so I couldn’t even doom-scroll my way out of this frozen hellscape.”

“I was already a shell of myself prior to Texas’s weather anomaly, thanks to Covid’s brain-numbing consequences. Each day, I answered emails horizontally on my bed until I closed my laptop and fell asleep – to repeat it all over again the following day. I rarely ate. There was nothing left to binge-watch, and reading for pleasure was fruitless since I felt nothing anyway.”