http://www.venturacountyfair.org/pages/3441/ Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 through Sunday, August 11th, 2013
Good News For California
Don't let bad news get you down, no matter how bad things seem, consider that you enjoy the benefit of all the accumulated knowledge and achievement of mankind, not to mention accumulated stuff. None of the ancient kings had toilets or toilet paper. None of the pharaohs had TV or console games.
You live in an era when more things are possible than ever before. People are living longer, more productive lives, and making more money (even if much seems to be eaten by inflation). Many destructive diseases have been eradicated and new treatments for old conditions developed. Too much food is as common a problem as too little food, and leisure activities like music, theater, travel and protest are available to more people than ever before.
Don't worry that mankind is basically a blind, bungling, self destructive animal; we've never been any less so and we've gotten this far. At least overall we're moving in the right direction.
The world may seem Godless, but you don't have to believe in God to believe in Good or to be good.
Don't worry about global warming or catastrophic weather change - if our actions made this weather, then we can find new ways to control the weather and someday make it what we want.
Don't worry that big money lobbyists so shamelessly control candidates through election financing. All that political spending is designed to influence you, the voter. The fact that they spend many millions of dollars on election advertising actually proves that your vote really does count. Think about that.
The best news is that happiness is within your reach, no matter what else is happening in the news or in your life. There are practical, non-medical steps you can take to improve your overall happiness regardless of your actual circumstances.
Action is the antidote for despair, and you can look to Novotopia for good things that you can do to improve your life every day.