Yes -- we too have the last one back home for this past semester of college and all of your points are quite true. The one thing that sort of helps me is, I feel so sorry for the young people having to navigate this pandemic and political landscape all at their special time of life. I am proud my four adult young ones are really trying to be great human beings, and do the right thing, caring for others and even stepping up their maturity and love for their "irritating" parents --even the poor son "stuck" back at home has really risen in remarkable ways to the challenges. It sounds as if yours are too, so bravo you and them. I wish it didn't have to be like this for them at their age, but if it reshapes their dreams, strengthens their sensibilities and their abilities and creates in them a greater desire for a better world, then there is a lot of hope and they will be all the better for it, as I hope will I.

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