There's debate about how much fear is enough fear - and whether my appearance of relative calm is good, bad or otherwise.
I understand severe narcissism like Trump's like the back of my hand. Trump is like an old familiar movie.
I do this daily and have been doing it for ten years. Trump ain't new or unpredictable or erratic to me. At all.
If they are controlling your emotions, you're losing.
So, I don't get pushed entirely off my moorings by even very stressful days like yest... That took ten years and $10k to get halfway decent at. It ain't easy.
Looking past the headlines. Not catastrophizing abt things not yet known or certain. Seeking first to understand. One hand clapping. Zen something something.
If I were FBI Director Chris Wray, I would have pushed Andrew McCabe aside too. His baggage is distracting and can be used to undermine the FBI.
It robs Trump of a distraction. It sends a message to insiders that the place is not being taken over. It puts a poster-boy in a key position.
You don't defeat a narcissist by punching them in the face. You beat them by cutting them off at the knees.
Instead, you engineer around them. You set the traps that they are absolutely clinically incapable of not stepping right into. You give them rope. Lots of rope.
You deprive them of talking points... while letting them pile up more evidence against them.
My lunch-pail is packed to go to work on protecting Mueller and Rosenstein... and yest's events did nothing to change that.
A calm, mercenary focus is even better.
The news cycle ain't gonna tip me over. I plan my work and work my plan and no headline is gonna change that.