I think I liked the world better when I was a child and didn't know what was going on. Back then, you weren't hammered with world news 24 hours a day. Your world and the important news was confined to the events directly around you. Whatever happened in the rest of the world you would find out about way after it had happened. You cared about your own weather, not the blizzards in Alaska or the hurricanes in Florida. They weren't concerned about your tornados. I miss those simpler days. Even now, you really can't do much about what is happening in other parts of the world - but since you know about it, you feel partially responsible for finding a solution. When you go on vacation, you spend one or two weeks without following the news and the world goes on without you. Maybe I just need to take a vacation from watching the news and just enjoy my little corner of the world for now.