I’m still feeling depressed and anxious most of the time. Fortunately I don’t feel a lot of anger and frustration. Maybe I’m just too depressed to be angry anymore. I did manage to leave my apartment and do some shopping the other day. Other than that about the only time I leave my apartment is to buy food. I hate that I hole up so much, especially with as beautiful as the fall leaves are. But even almost one year after my accident I am still scared to drive. I have been to my parents’ house only once this entire year. I skipped out on Easter because I was scared of the possibility of family conflict concerning politics and current events. I hope I’m being excessively paranoid but with schizophrenia the feelings of paranoia are so overpowering it just as well be real. And unfortunately most of my family are politics and news junkies. All of my psychiatric breakdowns this year were due to stress caused by politics and current events. I imagine most of my non mentally ill readers think I’m being weak for having breakdowns over politics and current events. But I don’t care anymore. I’ve had people tell me that I’m not a ‘real man’ because I don’t have a wife or paid employment. Well, your Jesus didn’t have a wife or paid employment during his ministry. I guess he was a loser too, eh? I just don’t want to deal with the lack of empathy and lack of understanding anymore. I prefer to stay home anymore because I see only lifeless and angry faces on the people I meet in public anymore. And a while back I was trolled by some jerk I had no connection to just because I was advocating for more peace and understanding in the world. I’m just tired of fighting a losing battle. I’m just tired of people always being mean and angry to each other. I’m tired of not seeing progress.