How to #StayOutraged Without Losing Your Mind
Mirah Curzer
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I generally like your article, but I really wish you’d modify one thing for future versions.

When I got to “Oh, and call your mother” I broke down crying. Your mother must still be around to call. I wish I could call my mother, who got through the Great Depression and World War II, and discuss how best to cope with this new disaster. We were very close and she had a lot of wisdom. However, she died after a terrible battle with colon cancer, which I suspect we can blame on the insecticides and pesticides that entered our food supply in such vast quantity and diversity, especially in the 50’s through the 70’s. Her mother had lived to be just shy of 102, and we expected my mom would be the same, but it was not to be. Cancer took her from me at the young age of 92 years. There are a lot of people out there whose mother is no longer available to call, or who are estranged from their mother. That blithe sentence “Call your mother” can cause a lot of pain.

So how about something like, “Call a friend” or “Call a loved one”?

Otherwise, keep up the good work.

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