The antidote:

While I think my work sometimes serves important purposes, and that (sadly) I am probably better at blogging and running regressions than I am at more direct forms of assistance, perhaps some deeper reflection is in order.

Of course, what I actually do is say to myself, “well, at least I don’t work in finance.”

The brief moment of concern passes, and I turn back to dispassionately regressing death and destruction.