I don't have a care in the world because I deserve this.
I am important.
I’ve suffered enough.
I put myself first.
I don’t care about politics.
I don’t know who shot whom on this day.
Is the earth burning or freezing?
I don’t want to think about that.
I just want to feel good.
Two more species have gone extinct today?
Some idiot’s hand is caressing a nuclear weapon launch sequence button?
Makes no difference to me.
Not my problem.
A nice steward brings me lemonade.
Lunch is coming soon.
This is so enjoyable!
Frightened children are starving?
That’s nothing new.
Desperately ill people are homeless, you say.
Sleeping in their car, you say.
There’s nothing I can do about it.
I can’t help.
I do what is right for me.
If I don’t take care of myself, no one will.
Let’s just enjoy the day.
Forget about everything else.
I love this deck chair.
So cozy, so comfy.
Let others worry about the world.
The sun soothes my light-starved skin. Hungering for fresh air, I take in as much of it as my lungs will allow. Every time I exhale renews a sense of freedom within me. Eyes closed behind my sunglasses, I can see the shimmering waters play with the sun as they morph into a myriad of delightful colors and shapes. My brow is relaxed and the few drops of sweat my skin exudes are just enough to be refreshing.
Yes, this is the life.
No point in feeling sorry for anybody.
I deserve the best and I’ve got it right here on the TITANIC.
May compassion win out over selfishness and may Love heal our World in time.
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