r ranson wrote:Most of us haven't lived through a tough time like this. Fortunately, I live with someone who survived a war, a depression, the cold war, various recessions since then, and other scary times of scarcity. It helps to have the experience to give perspective.
Michael Cox wrote:I’ve just been engaged with someone on our local community group about this. I challenged them based on fear mongering towards vulnerable older people. Her response was to link to a single online newspaper article... from a region of the country over 200 miles away.
Gist of the article “local councillor warns of gangs of scammers targeting the vulnerable”.
Councillor in question quotes as her source “something I saw on Facebook said...”
r ranson wrote:That's another way of transforming fear into action and taking back control of your life.
I found when I lived with my grandfather, the key was to redirect the energy instead of trying to block it. Asking him not to do something was the best way to get him to do something worse and more dangerous. But ask him to help with a project or do something that will contribute to the wellbeing of the house was a great way to keep him out of trouble.
If you live near her, maybe you could ask her to show you how they used to garden or cook. Give the energy new direction because if she lived through the blitz, she knows the best way to let Them win is to stop fighting.