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  •  Congrats proud to have been a tiny (6+ / 0-)

    part of this community since 2004...  

    ...going through long phases of just lurking alternating with phases of mad commenting with a diary here and there.

    Sometimes the frustration of not being able to appreciably make a difference in the world forces me  to take a break for the sake of serenity....

    ...but I always know that I can come back here to find a sane and reality-based perspective on whatever is happening out there.   There is always someone whose posts will 'talk me down' from dangerous fear and hysteria engendered by the media or my own addled brain, or guide me toward the 'signal in the noise', to paraphrase Nate Silver.  

    There are always so many people so much smarter than me, and all in one convenient place!

    Reality is always better than fantasy; even if the reality is not to our liking.  If we don't face it, we can't even adapt to it, let alone change it.

    Most important, DailyKos has inspired me to get out and act - to canvas outside my state in 2008; to phone bank and donate in both elections; to try and inform and respectfully educate others through social media and other methods.

    Thank you Kos and everyone here for what you do.  

    "The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion." - Bodhidharma

    by hopesprings on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 09:41:08 AM PST

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