Sounds like a bad TV series, eh? It's a synthetic word, of course. Indeed, if it were an authentic word, surely spelling it serenitist would be more proper? But I like the look of the 3 E's, emphasising the 'serene'... and it's my own pet word, after all, But it's one of a number of odd things that I like to self-describe as, in my more whimsical moments: ANXIETIST [may not may not be a real word]... "sufferer of anxiety". COCKTAILIST... "maker and [more importantly] drinker of fabulous, colourful and delicious cocktails". NEUTRALIST... "someone who prefers neutrality, if it's an option". And now a new one... SERENETIST... "someone who prefers serene neutrality, where possible, for the sake of personal spiritual wellbeing". Of course, you could reasonably argue that it's all nonsense. But in reading a number of online left- and right-wing newspaper articles in recent years [and the passionate, vitriolic comments that follow] I can conclude that there are certainly worse things than being a serenetist. It doesn't mean cold and indifferent, after all. Far from it; it often hurts to feel things too much. It's certainly a big world, with a lot of problems. I wish there were solutions that we could all agree on, but it's my firm view that we need to start with ourselves. As Mr Gandhi said: "Be the change that you wish to see in the world." As someone who doesn't get thru any day without some degree of heightened panic, to the point where it's brought me to the brink, I've had to prioritise my personal duties. They are thus:  To myself; to my sense of calm.  To my friends; with special attention to those who suffer as I do.  To the world at large. In viewing the world like this, I consider it a not-unwise observation to say that simply having a calm morning/afternoon/evening without drama, unhealthy intensity or bad vibes is an accomplishment, a joyous one... for any of us. One to be proud of. So if you've had a good morning, afternoon, or evening recently... well done. And now my morning's busy-work is out of the way, I've a few free hours to aim for a slice of serenity. Wish me luck [!] Sincerely, Buffy Part-time Anxietist; occasional Cocktailist; neophyte Serenetist.