I'm scared

  1. I'm really scared what's going to happen when Donny Tiny Hands becomes president. I fear he's going to destroy this great country. Lots of people will perish from starvation and illness. He is the antichrist.
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  3. by   Sour Lemon
    This belongs on "allpolitics", not "allnurses". Or at least take it to the break room.
  4. by   Atl-Murse
    A Lil dramatic. Remember how they said Obama was the antichrist and end of the USA? I can't stand cheeto Jesus but trust in the Democratic process. If it gets really bad ,both party legislative body will force him out if only to save the behind
  5. by   roser13
    Quote from Atl-Murse
    A Lil dramatic. Remember how they said Obama was the antichrist and end of the USA? I can't stand cheeto Jesus but trust in the Democratic process. If it gets really bad ,both party legislative body will force him out if only to save the behind
    I really, really hope you are correct. It's the only thing keeping me going.
  6. by   dianah
    Non-nursing related, moved to General Off-Topic area.
  7. by   BCgradnurse
    A lot of us are scared and unhappy. My advice-get involved with local politics or work towards replacing his buddies in the 2020 election. Resist with all your might and bear witness to the events as they unfold.
  8. by   Davey Do
    Quote from grizun
    I fear
    You probably fear as though your whole world is going to come crumbling down upon you, eh, grizun?

    See my signature. It's the best way I have found to deal with both founded and unfounded fears. However, there are a multitude of concepts and philosophies that I have also been exposed to and learned that help. One concept is to know what things we can and can't be in control of.

    I'd like to illustrate this control concept with a story that happened to me in April 1979:

    I was 22 years old, unmarried, living in a nice little apartment in Anomaly, had just gotten my EMT, was working with the Volunteer Emergency Corp, made money as a delivery driver for a kitchen cabinet company, and was taking classes at Larry and Curly Community College. All in all, I was alright by myself, working at jobs I liked, unattached, dating, and doing what I wanted to do.

    Then, it happened: The world was predicted to end. All the solar system's planets were to line up on one side of the sun. This sort of thing happened only every 186,000 years. There would be catastrophic weather changes- hurricanes, earthquakes, tidal waves, volcanoes erupting. Television and radio transmissions would become impossible. The sun would be blotted out. There would be famines, pain, and death. Some foretold the second coming of Christ.

    I was scared! My world was going to come crumbling down upon me!

    As was my habit, I went out to my parents' house one particular Sunday for a visit. I found my Dad in his garden on this bright, warm, early spring morning, planting potatoes. I told him of all the literature I had read on the predicted end of the world. I'm sure I was very animated and dramatic as I described all the forebodings, but Dad listened intently, leaning on his shovel.

    At the end of my address on Armageddon, this conversation took place:

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    Then, my Dad went back to his work, planting potatoes.

    You see, my Dad allowed me to experience an illuminating revelation that day through his words and actions: Dad had no power to stop the end of the world, so he may as well do what he set out to do- enjoy his work and his life.

    And really, it all comes down to that- enjoying our work and our life, taking control of those things we can, and doing the best job we can with what we can.

    The very best to you, grizun!
    Last edit by Davey Do on Jan 17
  9. by   Grace Oz
    Your Dad was spot on, Davey!

    my ethos is: think globally ... act locally..... keep planting potatoes!!

    None of us knows what lies ahead.... life takes many a twist and turn.... just when we think it's all fallen apart....we discover it's really a beginning!!
  10. by   Davey Do
    Amen, Grace Oz!

    You poetically conveyed in a few words what took me a whole page!
  11. by   Davey Do
    grizun's fear reminds me of:

    The Shore and the Sea


    by James Thurber

    A single excited lemming started the exodus, crying, "Fire!" and running toward the sea. He may have seen the sunrise through the trees, or waked from a fiery nightmare, or struck his head against a stone, producing stars. Whatever it was, he ran and ran, and as he ran he was joined by others, a mother lemming and her young, a nightwatchlemming on his way home to bed, and assorted revelers and early risers.

    "The world is coming to an end!" they shouted, and as the hurrying hundreds turned into thousands, the reasons for their headlong flight increased by leaps and bounds and hops and skips and jumps.

    "The devil has come in a red chariot!" cried an elderly male. "The sun is his torch! The world is on fire!"

    "It's a pleasure jaunt," squeaked an elderly female.

    "A what?" she was asked."A treasure hunt!" cried a wild-eyed male who had been up all night. "Full many a gem of purest ray serene the dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear."

    "It's a bear!" shouted his daughter. "Go it!" And there were those among the fleeing thousands who shouted "Goats!" and "Ghosts!" until there were almost as many different alarms as there were fugitives.

    One male lemming who had lived alone for many years refused to be drawn into the stampede that swept past his cave like a flood. He saw no flames in the forest, and no devil, or bear, or goat, or ghost. He had long ago decided, since he was a serious scholar, that the caves of ocean bear no gems, but only soggy glub and great gobs of mucky gump. And so he watched the other lemmings leap into the sea and disappear beneath the waves, some crying "We are saved!" and some crying "We are lost!" The scholarly lemming shook his head sorrowfully, tore up what he had written through the years about his species, and started his studies all over again.
    MORAL: All men should strive before they die to learn what they are running from, and to, and why.

    lemming-jpg
    Last edit by Davey Do on Jan 17
  12. by   Davey Do
    An excerpt from Wikipedia:

    Chicken Little, is a folk tale with a moral in the form of a cumulative tale about a chicken who believes the world is coming to an end. The phrase "The sky is falling!" features prominently in the story, and has passed into the English language as a common idiom indicating a hysterical or mistaken belief that disaster is imminent. Versions of the story go back more than 25 centuries.

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  13. by   nursej22
    I sort of felt this way when the economy was tanking in 2007 & 2008. It was like there was nothing an individual could do as the train wreck was unfolding in front of us.

    I do have faith that things will correct. I really don't think DJT will serve a full term, whether he resigns or is impeached. I think congress is hearing the outcry and will respond, at least to some degree.

    Davey, you have such a wonderful outlook, thank you!
  14. by   Davey Do
    Quote from nursej22
    Davey, you have such a wonderful outlook, thank you!
    And thank you, nursejj. I've worked very hard to become so.

    BTW: You're not living up to your goal of being "a royal pain in the tuchus"!

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