There is nothing wrong with living in protest of, and in resignation to, the way things are. They could be better in 10,000 ways, some of which we control, or could have controlled, or might have controlled, or prevented, and here we are, living with what is to be lived with, in the time left for living. And who couldn't have said the same things at any point in their life? We all have reason to live in protest of, and in resignation to, the way things are-- even as we live to redeem what can be redeemed, and redress what can be redressed, and do what can still be done about the way things are! It is called, "Living with our eyes open, without running away!" Are you with me here, or am I doing this on my own?