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Comment on Are You Leading a Life of Quiet Desperation? by Steve G

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 00:45:54 +0000

What about those who have depression and just can't seem to find the energy to get going on what would make their lives better?



Comment on A Guide to Buying Humanely-Produced Meat, Eggs, and Dairy Products by Stephanie LaBaw

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:42:19 +0000

Isn't there a website that lists all the farms that treat their animals humanely? And what about cheese???



Comment on A Guide to Buying Humanely-Produced Meat, Eggs, and Dairy Products by Betty

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:53:06 +0000

I stopped eating meat about 5 yrs ago after reading walmartcruelty.com - see how one of their suppliers treats animals. I eat seafood, and know it's just as bad, taking them out of water seems like putting us under water. Also Google dairy cows are tortured. I didn't like Silk soy milk, but Costco has a good one; their brand Kirkland, in vanilla or original. Both are good, I prefer vanilla it's a little sweeter. Packed in quarts in a carton, no refrigeration until you're ready to use it.



Comment on Are You Leading a Life of Quiet Desperation? by Bob Rader

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 21:15:26 +0000

Thank you all for all of the interesting perspectives. I divorced recently and am somewhat lost. People are genuine when trying to help u out of divorce funk by taking you to parties and new people and all of that. Just not my need at this time. Money and being good at something have their place. There is some stability in these things. But from what I can tell we all need to have someone to love that loves us back. Someone to share the journey with.



Comment on Are You Leading a Life of Quiet Desperation? by Michael

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:24:26 +0000

Encouraging work. Succinct and elegant. Thank you Mike!



Comment on Are You Leading a Life of Quiet Desperation? by Dan Brannan

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 14:45:09 +0000

Good, thought-provoking read. Although there are many great comments, I am only going to mention two. One by Caitlin, dated November 30, 2011, the other by Dave, a former Marine, dated October 26, 2015. I mention these only to ask this question of the article's author, Mike Turitzin: How do you answer those? I love what you wrote, but I would enjoy reading your response to them. They ask real "living life in today's high-speed, high-tech world questions. I think it would be interesting to hear/read a response to them.



Comment on A Guide to Buying Humanely-Produced Meat, Eggs, and Dairy Products by Andrew C.

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 18:50:39 +0000

In the past I wanted to become a vegetarian because of the inhumane ways animals are treated and raised by companies. Problem was that I love Meat, Dairy, and Poultry (I live in Texas, its in my blood). As you can probably guess it didn't last long (3 months). I am kinda stuck with eating the factory stuff because my family doesn't earn a lot and there never really was a place to buy more humanely produced animal products in my city. Recently a place that may have what I am looking for opened right near my home. I am happy I read this article before going there because I would have most likely fallen for the "Free range" or the "Cage Free" disguise. Thank you for writing the article.



Comment on A Guide to Buying Humanely-Produced Meat, Eggs, and Dairy Products by Kumar Rajendran

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:20:16 +0000

Thanks for writing this! I recently converted back to eating chicken after about 10 years of being vegetarian. Finding information on this stuff is incredibly hard and most of them are misleading. I used to get Chicken from Whole Foods where they have producers who follow the 5-step animal welfare guidelines. I went for pasture raised (Crystal Lake Farms). This is one of the things that made me start eating chicken again. Only recently I found out that the 5-step guideline had nothing in it for animal slaughter. It only deals with and monitors how they are handled before slaughtering. I stopped eating their chicken after that. I figure the only way to go about getting humanely slaughtered meat is to get meat from local farmers.



Comment on Are You Leading a Life of Quiet Desperation? by eric

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 11:11:17 +0000

thanks! btw, HDT did not miss resignation. The full quote: "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things."



Comment on Are You Leading a Life of Quiet Desperation? by Andrew

Tue, 31 May 2016 14:52:07 +0000

This topic of "quiet desperation" came up in my AA meeting last night. Someone thought it was a quote from the AA Big Book, but looks like it's from Thoreau. At any rate, thank you for the wonderful blog and all the responses. I feel a sense of gratitude because I am at a point in life where I'm taking some chances. My father died three years ago and I often wear his watch now. It reminds me of the value of time and how we each have only a limited amount of time on this earth (except, I suppose, for those whose faith includes reincarnation, etc.). I'm a psychologist and last year, I took a chance and left my full time job with its benefits to go full time with what had been my little part time private practice on the side. Sure, I worry about money stuff (mortgage, taxes, CPA fees, health insurance), but I'm also in charge of my own time and can design and build the type of practice I want. I'll be 49 in a few weeks and have gained some financial stability, and I'm single, no kids, in good health (knock on wood), and have all the undeserved privilege that comes with being a white man in our culture; so I know it may be easier for me to take these risks than others. And yet I fearfully waited for a long time, living in all that quiet desperation while the clock kept ticking and life kept passing by. I'm glad I'm taking these risks now. If not now, then when? I really have no excuse not to, very little to lose, and all to gain for however many more years I may have on our tiny fragile little blue planet.