I came to that realization a long time ago.
Nothing we do – absolutely nothing – will stop the slide or the long fall off the cliff. We might slow it a bit, but stop it? Heh… yeah, good luck with that.
So plan accordingly. Once you accept that nothing you can or will do makes any difference whatsoever, it actually liberates you. You stop worrying about it and can concentrate on things that matter…
We had a good run. But, all runs must end, sooner or later. We are not exempt simply because we don’t believe it can happen here.
I heard something recently. Don’t remember where I heard it, but it’s apt.
“I don’t think that God’s wrath requires my belief in Him”.
Very, very true.
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1