“Zits” is an often funny and true comic strip, and it happened again the other day.
Jeremy is blasting heavy metal while calmly eating breakfast, and Mom asks how can you start the day with all that violence and death?
The teen responds, “Oh, and your news and world politics is different?”
After an adulthood spent being the purveyor of such news, I have to admit that somewhere out there is death and destruction, but maybe this is the real news:
Thousands of planes landed safely.
Millions of kids worked through their differences and played together.
Everyone drove to work and arrived back home in one piece.
Billions of dollars changed hands in increments ranging from 10 cents to $10 billion without a weapon being brandished.
People live and interact in peace 99.999 percent of the time. What makes the news is the other 0.001 percent, precisely because it’s so rare.
Start your day knowing that, and everything changes.