Pat Condell: "I give your religion as much respect as your religion gives me, there’s nothing complicated about it, and I have every right to insult a religion that goes out of it’s way to insult, to judge, and to condemn me as an inadequate human being, which your religion does with self righteous gusto." Complete quote (and more) at http://lybio.net/pat-condell-insulting-religion/people/ I couldn't agree more.
Instead of turning in on myself I tried instead, to express my emotions to others through quotes, pictures and music. Then people moaned because they don't want to know and don't care- then I discovered Pinterest.com and Facebook can go fuck itself!
This could be an interesting assignment to have students read it top to bottom, record their thoughts; then have them read it bottom to top and record their thoughts. In small groups they can discuss which version feels more truthful/which they like better. Lost Generation, Jonathan Reed