Unlike a lot of people, I find that, as I get older, I get happier and more optimistic. Maybe it’s because I started off cynical as a teen and had nowhere to go but up. Today, I actively try to find positive, productive ideas in my daily life and try to weed out the negative, unproductive stuff.
So I really need to remember that, when reading a news story at CBC or The Globe and Mail, if the topic is “Israel”, “Quebec”, or “the CBC”, do not, under any circumstances, read the comments section. It’s enough to make a person give up on humanity.