You have your health. You have a great family. You have a house and amenities that few people could have imagined 50 years ago. We are living longer, retire earlier, and suffer less pain throughout our lives. Education is available to all. The masses enjoy unheard of luxuries, like overseas travel. The majority of backbreaking work is now performed by machines. We have endless cheap or free entertainment. The variety of food available to every one of us is astounding, and it is cheap and plentiful. Our children are alive and well despite suffering from an illness or two that would have killed them if they had been around in 1900.I think I am right about this. The present issues are simply roadblocks that we will push out of the way.
The past 10 years have been great for humans compared to any prior period I can think of and things will get even better during the next 10 years.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
The worst decade ever
A buddy of mine posted to his Facebook page that the past decade has been the worst ever. Lots of people are feeling down right now, and I understand why. But we all need some perspective. Here is what I wrote back:
Posted by Lou Minatti at 7:43 PM