I remember when I was a kid the year 2000 seems like something so far in the future it was the invention of a science fiction writer. Now we are 16 years past Y2K. Remember all the hubbub about Y2K? So many people were consumed with fear about what would happen, myself included, mainly because I was managing my workplace computer network of about 100 users. My boss was sure our entire system would crash. I really didn't think so, but still took every precaution we possibly could. Midnight December 31, 1999 came and went and nothing happened.
Anyway, no one even thinks about that anymore. Of course, why would they? We have so many new potential catastrophes brewing: the Election of 2016, the Middle East, self-driving cars and bullet trains, the California drought, on and on. We could be like deer in the headlights, but we're not. Most of us go on with our daily lives. We tune into Today or 60 Minutes or The Daily Show and get a little worked up and then find some comfort in a dish of ice cream or the like.
So time continues to fly by. Seems to me it goes faster if we are too distracted by the latest Donald Trump bombastic blast or what the Kardashians are doing. In the end, who cares? It's the little things that matter. So time to focus on what really matters: home, hearth, family and pets. The rest is all background noise. Yes, it is important to know what's going on and speak up from time to time. But to let it ruin your day or even just your mood, is not a good prescription for good mental health.
That's what I am thinking today. Now it's time to go get a haircut. One of the little things that make the big things easier to take.