Prior to 2016, I wasn't politically astute. Wrongly figured being aware of "current events" was also being politically aware. I've just returned from a final trip to Barnes & Noble prior to Biden's inauguration. This B & N, at least, has a definite political slant (Leftism). Prior to 2016, I wouldn't have noticed. So I walked around. Slowly glanced over all the sleek / slick books with eye-catching covers about (secular writers) forgiveness, love, letting go, positive thought, etc.... ...which at one time (Protestant years) did pique my interest. And now I fully see how human wisdom is generally human folly. Most of these books have apparently done scant good, considering the murderous rage plaguing this country the past four years. I'm very grateful for the vast literature of the Catholic Church. It will be my mainstay from now on. Walking out of B & N without a purchase would've been inconceivable even five years ago. It no longer is. Aside from one title (too expensive / about the real St. Nicholas), I walked out without regret.