You've got the bull by the hornsOne rejoices while the other mournsMy trouble, I findsIs I'm in two mindsAnd will probably be till doom dawns.
Accepting doom has really helped my cognitive dissonance.
The problem is that acceptance of doom negates hope.
Hmm. O.K., try this: HopeI kept hoping for better: instead, “Just wait till you’re older,” folks said;By now I should knowThings won’t change, althoughPerhaps they’ll improve once I’m dead.
Acceptance of doom negates hope.You might as well hand me some rope:A noose 'round my neckA drop -- fast body check.(If we're wrong, though, I'll feel such a dope!)
pendantry, you’re good at these! I don’t think I can keep up with you in limericks, so for now let me just say that, from my post-NTE-acceptance POV, acceptance of doom negates only unrealistic hope.
O.K., pendantry, here we go: Hope Springs Eternal Some advice that’s not moralisticNor unduly pessimistic:As we slide down doom’s slope,Don’t abandon all hope—Just hope that’s unrealistic.
That's the ticket!Unrealistic hope is a teaseI'll have none of that, if you please;To sidestep the seductiveAnd reveal what's productiveWe must free education's keys.
Important distinction to recognize in dealing with doom. Our sounding the alarm will ring down through future generations...um, wait a minute, that’s not right....
Yes. It's weird, isn't it?
Don't get me wrong -- I don't condone denial.What we face is one huge megatrial!If we accept that we mustGo for broke or go bustThen (perhaps) we may win (for a while...)(PS I don't know why this thing now insists on posting this as 'anonymous'. I gave it a pseudonym, but it's clearly not happy with that, though it was before...) --pendantry
I support all constructive ways of dealing with the news.As to the technicalities, sorry, I haven’t a clue!
Me, neither. Blasted machines foil me at every turn.