More to the point, I would like not to feel so disappointed in people I otherwise like and treasure. This means I need to make their opinions on world events less important to me in the scheme of things. I suspect that my own must take a similar demotion in order for this to have the desired effect.
So if you see me this week and want to talk about the state of the world and who’s to blame, please forgive me if I politely change the subject. I just can’t afford to give myself that green light.