Pity Party USA via Hobbs

Look…I’m upset.  I’m upset kids in Syria have to drink and eat sugar water.  I’m upset bombs have disturbed their sleep.  I love those kids, they are absolutely adorable.

I’m upset that kids in Louisiana have to go without.  I’m upset that 7 years to the date of Katrina that Isaac attacked in a way that Katrina could not.

I just don’t have anything close to that.  I mean I am Bipolar and Alcoholic but really?…

12 thoughts on “Pity Party USA via Hobbs

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  2. Ah Bats. Very thoughtful, and I’m upset about kids suffering all over the world. It is one of the things that makes absolutely no sense. (Speaking of kids suffering, I need to give mine some attention). I will of course, in the spirit of pity partying, have to complain about it on my blog. I hope you don’t mind. Love you Bats!

  3. We live in a crazy world, young lady… Its as simple as that.
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  6. Dear Bats,
    I’m disturbed too but I don’t choose to embrace negative feelings for long as that leads to depression. Sometimes all we can do, or the most we can do, is what we are able to do in our own communities. That’s where my partner and I have focused on helping kids but we also contribute to projects around the world too. You could check out organizations that are out there helping children every day both near and far and find a way to contribute.
    Wishing you well always,

  7. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    The courage to change the things I can,
    And the wisdom to know the difference.”

    You can’t fix Syria.

    Being concerned is one thing, if you’re concerned, join an anti-poverty group or help out a homes-for-the-homeless organization. Feeling responsible, however, is something entirely different. You are not responsible for any of those things, and you should resist feeling guilt for not being able to fix them.

    Also, suffering is not a competition.


    “People prone to depression may struggle to organize information about guilt and blame in the brain, new neuroimaging research suggests.

    “…a new study finds a communication breakdown between two guilt-associated brain regions in people who have had depression. This so-called “decoupling” of the regions may be why depressed people take small faux pas as evidence that they are complete failures.”

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