I'm sorry if I sounded a little bit like an a-hole with the Lighten up bit I would definitely agree that these are serious times we are living in. They are the most serious in the history of the world, mark my words on that.
It's just that you shouldn't let the seriousness of things have a negative effect on you. Address these serious issues, but don't let it affect your physical health.
I did not take your remarks to me as overly critical; and no offense was taken. I agree that you have a good point in urging me to lighten up a bit.
You also are correct in pointing out that these are the most serious times in the history of the world. We have a government that could easily combine an economic depression with setting off a world-wide war that this time will be fought with nuclear weapons.
Fortunately for me, I am indeed an “OldPossum” nearing 70 years of age. Every day is a bonus for me since I never expected to live this long. Fortunately, too, I have no children, so, as our illustrious leader says, I have no “skin in this game.” Nevertheless, I find life intereesting and I’d like to continue living...in prosperity and peace.