Pam, I hear exactly what you’re saying; but when there aren’t tools, that’s where people, relationships, and caring all step in. None of us is “whole,” it takes being in relationship with one another to help us find meaning and purpose. I’m an optimist, yes; but not so naive that I don’t realize we/people have to both recognize lacking in ourselves and want to change in order to facilitate that change.
I’m not letting go of this one. [chuckle] There’s strength in community.