Here are some thoughts I wrote down while flying on a plane recently just after reading about the last ever NASA shuttle mission taking off... (Update and clarification - the quoted text is what I wrote myself that day on a scrap of paper, so I am quoting myself.)
So, what do we do about this? How do we make the world a better place? I hear people all the time say: "There is nothing we can do", "The politicians will never change anything". But we have to do something or we are just giving up, right? But what? The first step is to recognize problems and then to talk about them and then do something about them. But do what? I don't know. I live in a country where the common sense doesn't seem welcome among politicians anymore.
Note - the text above are about general people, not about any particular persons or families. I am describing the realities I see, not criticizing anybody for feeling a certain way. Believe me, I understand the despairs. But maybe our motto should be "Get real" or "Be real". That would be a good thing.