2017 is gone. I would say “good riddance,” but there is no reason to believe 2018 will be a lot better. The world keeps on keepin’ on, for better or worse. Change doesn’t happen until everyone believes in it, accepts it, and makes it happen.
The eternal triangle of heart and arm and brain always marks human achievement.
Still, there is hope. There is nothing wrong with the world which cannot be solved by stopping for a moment and thinking. There is no thought which can’t be made into a plan with a sit-down among friends or, even better, enemies. There is no plan which can’t be made real by simply getting down to work.