Maybe it’s because of those years in Russia and I apply this just as much to myself as to any one else but we’re too soft by ‘alf and we kid ourselves we can do things when we can’t.
In my case, the book’s fine, just getting done, the boat will be OK if I can get past some very tricky parts with the pontoons but there are things now in other fields I simply won’t attempt any more. similarly, I’m desperately trying to stay in the black financially.
All of that is in my hands. Sure the government can ruin things but one plans with that in mind. It still comes back to our choices.
I cannot be offended by words unless I choose to be and I do not choose to be. Insult away – if you come up with a good one I’ll store it for future use myself.