As I scoured this internet in search of remedies to relieve my discomfort from a bunch of itchy red welts on my face and arms, it occurred to me that my bug bites have a lot in common with current events -- specifically the Brexit vote yesterday, and the support that Trump has garnered in our country.
I think a lot of people are bugged by their current state of affairs, and just like me, are going in search of a remedy to relieve their pain. We want to feel better, and we want it now. We don't want to have to go through a bunch of steps to heal the underlying dynamic that led to our suffering -- that would take too much time and energy. We just want relief, and fast.
Unfortunately, pain and clear thinking don't go together. Never have, never will.