Terrific essay from Brooks on politics, idolatry, mental health, external vs. internal factors, focusing on crap, making a (real) difference in the world, etc.
--two deeply troubling presidential candidates in 2016
--the switch in party with the last election
--with govt doing so much and thus much is at stake
--with govt doing so poorly, given all they try to do
--with the prevalent preference for politics and partisanship over policy
...we've seen a big uptick in people having "political problems". How do you know if you have a problem? What's disciplines do you need to embrace to reduce those problems?