Storm Warnings and Salacious Distractions
The Northeast is going to get four-to-eight inches of snow this afternoon. This wasn’t the lead story on the national morning shows, but only because there was an update on the budget debate in Washington, DC. We live in a world where six inches of snow becomes a stop the presses! moment. If it weren’t a snowstorm it would be the latest scandalous celebrity affair, or some other salacious distraction.
“Nie mój cyrk, nie moje malpy
Not my circus, not my monkeys.” – Polish Proverb
Stoic philosophy would dictate a similar approach to this insanity. Ignore the noise, focus on your own priorities. And that’s what I shall do today as “Snowmageddon” approaches. Use the information for appropriate planning, and tune out the rest.