So I, like lots of other people, have been pretty low the last... well, let’s not count, but the last week or two haven’t been *better.*
Let’s talk about that a little bit.
In Jewish belief, despair is a sin. As I read this, it doesn’t mean you can’t feel real bad. It means that you can’t use how you feel as an excuse to stop doing what you know is right.
I get it, it’s dark times, and even I keep thinking “everything is terrible forever.”
It might even be the case that we won’t live to see things get better. Truly.
It’s still our moral duty to protect the good and just to the extent that we can.
But look, if it’s too demoralizing right now to keep fighting and losing, there’s another front besides politics.
You can work to prevent harm... but you can also work to create good.
I’m not going to tell you what that looks like for you, because you KNOW what good you can do that you’re not already.
Big things and small, money or time or care. Figure out what and how.
There are many ways to make the world better for everyone, and we need all of them.
We need all of us.