Dear lovely fellow Grans, how do you deal with feeling overwhelmed, depressed, and powerless by the news from everywhere?
Climate change, pollution, overconsumption, deafforestation, corruption and greed in every area of government and corporate activity, gross human rights abuses, social polarisation, widespread anger and aggression just to name a few issues. These are real and incredibly serious issues with far reaching consequences.
I think of myself as a positive person, a loving partner, mother and grandmother doing my best environmentally in my own small corner but at at times I feel so depressed about the world we live in and we are leaving to our precious grandchildren that I feel quite overwhelmed. I am acutely aware that by good luck I live in a relatively safe part of the world and do not have to deal with the truly horrendous issues that some people face.
Do other other Grans have these thoughts and how do you manage and deal with them?
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