The words of the immortal Eliot Rosewater, as rendered by Kurt Vonnegut, seem highly appropriate at this parlous juncture in our lives:
"Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — 'God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.' "