In today's exercise, we're going to meditate on what the world is coming to, since so many people ask this deep and probing question. Now, for this one, you need to sit in a straightback chair, bolt upright. Now, close your eyes and bow your head as low as you can, like looking at the table or your feet or the floor. Now think of all the reasons why the world isn't the way you want it. Think of how crazy things are and how outrageous people's behavior has become, unlike when you were young and everything was utopia. Oh, I forgot, the background mood-setting stuff. Turn on the news, of course. This will help reinforce what I want you to feel. So your news is on and you're contemplating the utter suckiness of everything. Now, here's the clincher. What about the children! Once you start thinking about that, then it is time to start chanting your mantra. So today's mantra is, "what is this world coming to." Repeat that over and over, and don't forget to listen to your news. Now start worrying if you haven't already started. Now worry. Worry some more. Let all the worries and woes of the world rest on your shoulders. Feeling trapped? Hopeless? Helpless? Useless? Keep worrying, and continue the chant. What is this world coming to. What is this world coming to. What is this world coming to. As you chant and contemplate how we've fallen away from the grand ideal and listen to your news, now be aware of how you feel. Having a goodtime? Would you do it again if the opportunity presented itself? Do you enjoy feeling doomed or like the only sane person amongst weirdos, crazies, terrorists, murderers, and people whose sociopolitical points of view you don't understand who make up dumb laws? Don't forget the children! Still enjoying yourself? OK, if you're not enjoying yourself, cut it out. Stop chanting, turn off your news, let the planet fall off your shoulders, and promise never never never to do this again, ... until the next time!