Lois M. Collins: Too many of us practice 'wishcraft' with troubles

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  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 4:53 p.m.

    Some people figuratively stick their head in the sand when problems arise. The legislators literally stick their hand in the tax payers pocket if they cannot borrow our way to prosperity. Wishcraft indeed.

  • raybies Layton, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 12:30 p.m.

    Great article. I think in a society like ours, where we're accustomed to being right, feeling right, being comfortable, and having things--any sort of cutback is painful.

    I love your term, "Wishcraft". Reality eventually catches up to all of us. And you're right, it usually can be turned to good, if we have a decent attitude about it.

  • Twin Lights Louisville, KY
    Nov. 29, 2012 5:54 a.m.

    Facing our troubles with a cold, hard view of reality is always best. Then, we should get on our knees, grab some faith and humility, and arise to move forward with dispatch and resolve.

    In political matters such as Social Security and Global Warming (two issues mentioned) we should rely on the best information from reliable experts and craft the best solutions that we can understanding that there are no perfect, easy solutions.

    Perseverating does us no good. Worrying about "the other side" getting political advantage does us no good. Worrying about some conspiracy or other to take advantage of us does us no good.

    The optimism shown by our prophets should be ours. Along with their clear intellects and "let's get going" attitude. Nothing else works.