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Re: SailNet. It ain't what it used to be?
This thread reminds me of the assisted living center and nursing home where I see patients as a psychologist...
For the twelve years I've been there, I've noticed a consistent pattern. When new patients/residents arrive, most try to generate a positive outlook - "everyone's so friendly", "staff is so helpful", "the food is terrific". As time goes by, I start to hear,"nobody talks to you, the staff is never around, there's too few of them, and the food is awful"
I guarantee you that the other residents have not changed, there's more staff on than ever, and the food is the same.
What changed was them...their health deteriorated, life loses meaning and purpose, family doesn't visit as often...
I wish I had a nickel for each time someone told me, "it was so much better when I first got here!"
I've been here for some years, mostly reading, occasionally posting. The names have changed, "leaders" have come and gone, and sure there are highs and lows, but I think " it is what it is". And that's not too bad.