You may recall periods when, upon taking a quick mental survey of your life, you realize that—yep—almost everything could be a whole lot better than it is, all told. Then you might realize that pulling yourself out of such a funk is going to take a ton of work and, perhaps more discouraging, a good long time.
Such realizations are usually followed immediately by your head drooping slightly and feeling like complete crap. There may also be some swearing.
It’s “good news and bad news” time. We’ll start, as our parents did, with the bad news: [Read more…]