I don’t know about this one, Umair. One need not deny that nature and thus life has a really ugly, nasty side to it in order to rise above that aspect of the balance equation of the universe and find internal peace, harmony and love.

Indeed, it’s not necessary for one to stick one’s head the sand about unpleasantness. In fact that can be darn right dangerous. It is wallowing in poison that is the real danger. Like being, say, addicted to Info Wars.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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