Didn't the polls show there was no way in hell Trump would win the presidency
Love it. I'm much the same except I couldn't tell you even what year I quit - it was 8 or 9 years ago, give or take, and it had to happen. I never did any 12 step program, or had any counselling... just toughed it out. In hindsight that was a mistake. I now realize that I was a dry drunk for a long time after stopping. Sure, I never drank again but instead of celebrating that I resented it. But everything is cool now Fuck alcohol a million times more than anything elseTomorrow is the 15th of September, the day I recognize as the Anniversary of The Day I Stopped Drinking Alcohol. In reality, it could of been the 14th, or the 16th, but I like the idea of "The Ides of September, 1986" : Shakespearian, in a way.
It's tempting to conclude that we live in a world populated by idiots however rationally I know I'm likely to be affected by the same cognitive biases as everyone else so I'm also likely to be one of the idiots. To think I'm not would be arrogant I suppose but still it's disturbing to witness the things humanity does.
It's as if we live in a post satire world where things are so absurd that satire is now idistinguishable from reality.
I should visit FC more often as it's a nicer area of social media where people seem a little more humble and thoughtful than average.
FC enforces an atmosphere of "be nice or be warned or be gone". I wish reality worked the same way.
Come to think on it further....since @Stu is the one who mostly enforces the "nice" maybe we could write him in as a political candidate and see if we can put an end to the Not-Nice that has become so prevalent.
VOTE @Stu for "fill-in-the-blank"!!!