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Nothing helps you keep things in perspective like someone dying.

Sorry, I'm not going dark here. I'm actually hoping that you don't have to go dark.

As you can imagine, it's been a weird couple of weeks full of anger, tears, confusion and every other emotion you can possibly imagine. Now, I'm dealing with calm.

I'm much calmer because I'm not spending as much time worrying about issues that are bigger than me and the non-issues that keep cropping up. Sure, I'm paying attention and commenting when I can on The RockShow, but nothing makes you forget how trivial all of it is when someone dies.

In addition to losing my partner, one of the best people I know is fighting for his life in ICU, another victim of the insidious coronavirus. Not only is he a great guy, but he has also chosen to make a life out of helping mentally-challenged individuals, so he is needed.

I hope you will take the awfulness that has invaded the lives of these two individuals and ask yourself if you're spending your time in the most productive way possible. Why anyone would get up in the morning just to "trigger" people or ruin someone else's day is way beyond me. Life is too fragile to spend it fighting on the internet.

The weekend is almost here, and I challenge you to do what you can to brighten people's lives. You can go from troll to treat. All you have to do is decide to do so.

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