Saw Bob, my shrink, this morning for one of my occasional tune-ups . . . Bob is a wise man, who has been around for many years. He told me 2008 has been the worse it has ever been, in terms of people feeling stressed out. How can one stay immune to the mass of catastrophic news coming at us every day, global warming being one of them. I am especially thinking of my teenage children and all their friends. It is hard enough dealing with the turmoil of adolescence. Add to it, this massive cloud of free-floating collective anxiety, and you’ve got an explanation to the current malaise amongst college students. Our babies are not doing well.
One big culprit is the lack of a real leader that can take charge. Today’s CBS News poll showed that 81% of Americans believing the country is on the wrong track.