I've noticed a lot of things getting to me lately that never did before. I've always been pretty much a bleeding heart liberal, politically correct, and believed that you should be able to do whatever you darned well pleased as long as it doesn't hurt somebody else and that you should be able to believe whatever you darned well pleased no matter how crazy it sounds. Lately I'm not so sure. I'm not going to go into details here because I don't mean this to offend anybody but I see so many people doing so many crazy things and my patience has just completely run out. I'm an equal opportunity crab; I consider myself a Christian but I find some Christians to be absolutely insane. I have Jewish relatives and even considered converting but I know some Jews that are completely nuts. I have Muslim friends but when I read in the paper some of the things the far right people have said, I understand why a lot of the world has no patience with them. I am sick of the Republicans and the Democrats. I'm an American first and a member of my party much later. If we can't work together we're sunk. I'm tired of people using their religion, their ethnicity, their parents, their money or lack thereof, their education or lack thereof, their geographical location, etc., etc. as excuses as to why they have failed and the rest of us should pay to help them out. I am tired of everybody I hear on TV thinking they are ENTITLED to everything they want immediately without working for it - and my one son definitely fits in that category. I'm tired of people who can't afford to have kids having them anyway and expecting the rest of us to support them. I'm tired of living in a country where we let a poor old man freeze to death in his house because he couldn't pay his electric bill but yet we can give billions to the richest among us who then take it and waste it Is it my age? Is it the general situation of the world? Does anybody else feel like a lot of people are getting what they deserve? I know that we are lucky to live in a country where we are all spoiled rotten. People in the developing parts of the world would be happy as clams to trade places with the poor and even the homeless in this country. My parents generation got through the Great Depression and World War II by working together and sacrificing and helping each other out. My generation (the baby boomers) have been pretty selfish and self centered and our kids are even worse. I wonder if we're going to be able to come together in a spirit of cooperation and solve our problems or if we're going to just continue to go downhill, sell our country to the Chinese, and go out of existence. Am I the only one who's getting fed up in general? Maybe it is my age.