But the right way to wholeness is made up, unfortunately, of fateful detours and wrong turnings.
~Carl Jung, Psychology and Alchemy
TH. White wrote in The Once and Future King about young Arthur’s depression, his dark night of the soul. He sought counsel from his mentor Merlin, the magician. Merlin tells Arthur, “The best thing for being sad is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies. You may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins. You may miss your only love. You may see the world around you devastated by evil lunatics or know your honor trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it, then: To learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the thing for you.”
Catastrophe is not an aberration but an integral part of human history. We seem to have lost this sense over the past 75 years. Though, even with the destitution of memory of the heinous death, destruction, and misery that was evidenced by the great wars and sociopolitical experiments of the 20th century, these are still relatively minor painful memories, even if we who have no history anymore, were to still be able to remember when compared to the tribulations of our more ancient ancestors.
Be aware, and If I can muster the required efforts for the necessary organization in my ADD rattled brain I will spend some time on this theme, 2020 is the new 1618. Expect close to 100 years of hell on earth. History repeats and almost all out there likely have no idea what I am talking about, so it will all appear as new and, of course, an entirely anthropogenic process for which humanity must be scourged. Or, at least this is what our elites will tell us. Nature, both human and that of the physical world control our destiny, with the later being multiple times more powerful in determining it.