Monday, February 27, 2023

The Thwart Depression Diet

Twitter. The news channels. The cable cartel. Talk radio. Your local newspaper.

Most, if not all, of them will bring your spirits down.

If you wanted to get depressed, a daily diet of those plus the moronic talk shows will do nicely. The ultimate effect of that consumption is the sense that you have a box seat to an on-going play: "The Decline of a Nation."

Turn off the television. Put down the scribblings of the local cancel culture wannabees. Take a walk and then, every day, read good books.

One early list would be the following:

  • The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
  • Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo
  • Rabbit is Rich by John Updike
  • White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Roughing It by Mark Twain
  • Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
  • A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
  • Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
  • The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
  • The Wonderful Country by Tom Lea
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

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