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Quiet Desperation


Henry David Thoreau wrote in one of his books “That most men live lives of quiet desperation.” It is true but it is also applicable to women. We are all frustrated with our lives and cope with a variety of issues on a daily basis.  Many individuals hate their jobs.  They look for new employment but are not always successful.  The job market has positions but being selected is not an easy task.  Everything is complicated.  The interviewers whether they admit it or not base their initial opinion on a person’s appearance.  If a person walks into an office job not wearing a suit, with a non classical hairstyle and not looking like the latest trend they may not be accepted.  The problem is that they may be extremely well qualified but still be rejected. Many married couples live in quiet desperation.  They are unhappy with each other and stay together for the children or for their incomes.  It is not easy.  Even students are forced into careers they may not want.  Their parents may insist upon it if they are paying. The truth is that everyday life is often boring.  We go to the same groceries, buy the same foods if they are in stock, drive the same route to work or if at home, start at the same time and just repeat the same routine on a daily basis.  Many families try to mix it up but with continual new strains of COVID and now the flu it isn’t straightforward. In the Good Gus series there was no time for quiet desperation.  Life was continually changing and new events occurred almost on a daily basis. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Digitizing for all the books are available now!  Books one and two are now available on the Tractor Supply website. “Misplaced Trust” will be available this month.

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