Certainly, we had our own share of doom, disaster, and dastardly conduct back in my time, in the 1700s, but thanks to the modern media, I surmise that you may have much more of it being reported these days than we ever did in colonial America. With so many more types of media – radio, television, newspapers, internet, etc. – it’s simply a statistical fact of life, that with more stories about awful occurrences, which you are being exposed to far more often, and in many more different places, one would think that there is much more of this kind of thing going on out in the world. (Which may not actually be the case at all, numerically, if one really investigates further.)
I have found, however, that one cure that has always invigorated me, back in the days of the American Revolution, is something very simple: travel!
Yes, dear reader, whenever I was feeling under the weather, all it took was a new mission, a new assignment, that took me on a long distance voyage of some sort, and in no time at all I was back to my jovial, well-adjusted self.
So, with this in mind, I think I shall offer this solution to all of you, as well. In fact, I will even make some suggestions as to some possible destinations you may wish to consider:
There are, of course, many more possible destinations you may wish to consider; however, we shall have to save those for a future blog (At which time I may also need to discuss a travel agent’s commissions, since getting about in this future world is a lot more expensive than I ever imagined).
Your humble servant,