Right now I'm really struggling to like some people that I love. And I'm disappointed with some people that I like. This isn't anything new. It happens with jarring regularity.
I am so tired of grown adults behaving like children. Or even worse, like junior high students.
I'm so tired of snide comments and pot-stirring. Of extreme comments begetting more extreme responses. Of plain-old, flat-out meanness.
I'm sick of bickering.
I'd like to grab several different sets of people by the scruff of their necks and stand them in the middle of my living room. I'd make them stand forehead to forehead with each other until there was laughter and forgiveness.
As my children have taught me, some people are stupid-stubborn, and this can take a while, but I've never seen it fail.