Living in Interesting Times

Those of you who are inclined to worry have the widest selection in history. Mark Twain

Actually, I’m not sure if Twain really said that — checking on various Twain quote collections, I don’t see it listed. Most references on Google are actually from a bit from Utah Phillips. Regardless, it remains spot on, and relevant for today. Radical extremism all over the world (including the U.S., very much so), riots and wars and revolution in multiple major countries as we speak, oppression insinuating itself in our lives (usually under the guise of being in our best interests, which is also usually wildly untrue). My heart and best wishes go out to those caught in the fighting.

It sort of puts in perspective the sort of worrying I have — do I stick with the job I’m in, or do I look for other work (which has a very high likelihood of meaning moving elsewhere), or do I go to grad school this fall (nigh certainty of moving elsewhere), and what does that mean for me personally, as well as those I’m close to (a number of friends here, as well as my brother and Jessica). Life will go on, and I’m fairly sure it wouldn’t be the end of the world for anyone, but it’s still concerning. It’d be a lot easier if there was a clear “correct” choice. But there isn’t. They all have benefits, they all have drawbacks. And I’m not really getting any sort of direction or draw from any source.