I totally understand your sadness. Watching the direction my country has taken in the past years breaks my heart. I am sad, nearly to the point of being ill, and all my family says is, "Don't take things so seriously." I know every generation is reported as saying the new one is gone to blazes, but it is quite easy to make a list of the drastic changes since about 1960. Most of the changes seem to come back to the issue of what is considered moral today. Now that our government is so much into this "whatever I can do" mindset, I don't see much room for hope any more.