Up, doom scrolling, scanning headlines and all the social informant platforms of our digital age, and I wonder if living now, exposed to so much more bad news and events clamoring for our attention, is the price we pay for being well informed?

Light speed exposure to constant reports of tragedy, hardship, pain and suffering makes us all realize that life on this big blue ball is both deadly and tragic.

Certainly, it has always been, however, without the internet, we were largely protected from that reality growing up, allowing more time and headroom in our young existence to play, dream, hope and be happy in ways today’s children will never know.