We start off in this world with such an enthusiastic, optimistic view of all that surrounds us. Sadly it seems, bit by bit, slowly but surely it can become more and more polluted.
Just like the moment when we notice our cherished medal from that 100metre race at school has somehow, without apparent warning become tarnished. Suddenly it seems to have become so dull that no amount of rubbing, scrubbing or cleaning can get it back to its former glory. That beautiful thing you were once so proud of, that object that made you smile when you remembered that sunny day at the races now permanently marked and irreversibly stained.
Do try not to let mind pollutants (or mind pollluters!) break you down and tarnish your view of your world. Maintain your own sanctuary. Put off the news if it affects you badly. Don't read the newspaper. Walk away from those you don't trust. You owe it to yourself.
"Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got." - Janis Joplin