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  •  I come here (15+ / 0-)

    so I know what they are talking about on the evening news, or anywhere else, actually.  I wouldn't throw the baby out with the bath water.  Just sayin'.

    "The light which puts out our sight is darkness to us." Thoreau

    by NancyWH on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 09:49:31 AM PDT

    •  Good point about babies and bathwater. (7+ / 0-)

      Several times I have thought to leave. Instead I take breaks but am mostly here. I gauge the state of my mental health and/or emotional upheaval by what I choose to read & respond to on dailykos. I find I am much less reactive and enraged, than I used to be. I let things roll off more easily and don't feel the need to insult someone with a real zinger.

      I used to revel in the tacky put-down. Now, not so much.  I began to notice that when I was upset I would gravitate to those comments that would piss me off. Now I'm a bit more even-handed in my approach.

      I have adopted the attitude 'it's not them it's me'. Doesn't mean I don't enjoy a good smackdown. It means I realize I am in control of my experience. I can lose my mind or I can make my case and let it go. Which I choose, generally depends on my state of mind. If I'm in doubt of my state of mind, I only need come here and it'll be apparent to me in about 5 seconds.

      So I got that goin' for me.

      ...wispy longings for a time before Elvis and the Beatles, back when "a girl could cook and still would". You know before the troubles.~Hunter.

      by denig on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 10:21:55 AM PDT

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