The anti-doom: This is certain to be a period of transition . I know I have built(?)gained a reputation for posting some pretty dark stuff. Perhaps even made few enemies. In reading various boards I occasionally come across inspirational relief as was the case in this post penned by a latoc board member named “grower”: In a very doomy economic collapse thread (reply#5) on a doomy board. http://www.doomers.us/forum2/index.php/topic,31512.0.html “Grower” says: “The transition people. It's us. That's why we were born here, born now. That's what we're here for. We're the place holders, the struts, the steadfast. We are the ones who are here to see. To understand. To do. The mist is clearing, and we know now. I've talked with many of you who've shared your sense of calling. Hold fast. Prep hard. Be the calm, the eye of the storm. Provide shelter. Provide solace. Provide strength of purpose and of mind and a steady eye and hand. Be patient. Be compassionate and passionate. Breathe. You'll draw others to you to share the task. Think well and long about your decisions. Others are learning from you. And in turn, they will become your strength and solace and shelter. We'll carry on. We'll make a place bring it into being, whatever is unfolding. That's why we've come. It's good.” Well said and thank you ”grower”.