Answering the downside

Scanning my comment spam, I ran across the following:
“This really answered my downside.”

It’s one of those bot sentences that hovers on the border of nonsensical and profound, and it made me want to figure out what “answering the downside” would actually constitute. Because there sure is a lot of downside out there, and I’d like to think we can answer it. I settled on “doing things that in some small way make bad situations better, or help prevent them from happening in the first place.”

So: Vote. Donate. And take care of others and yourself as best you can.