We think we live in extraordinary times, and maybe it will prove to be. However, a little perspective is also needed. (p.s. I didn't write this, but I did add to it.)

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For a short perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900 in the USA.

Many would think that that was a pretty simple time of life. Then on your 14th birthday, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday. 22 million people perish in that war, including many of your friends who volunteered to defend freedom in Europe.

Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until your 20th birthday. 50 million people die from it in those two years. Yes, 50 million.

On your 29th birthday, the Great Depression begins. Unemployment hits 25%, the World GDP drops 27%. That runs until you are 33. The country nearly collapses along with the world economy. If you were lucky, you had a job that paid $300 a year, a dollar a day.

When you turn 39, World War II starts. You aren’t even over the hill yet. And don’t try to catch your breath. If you lived in London England or most of continental Europe, bombing of your neighborhood, or invasion of your country by foreign soldiers along with their tank and artillery was a daily event. Thousands of Canadian young men joined the army to defend liberty with their lives. Between your 39th and 45th birthday, 75 million people perish in the war.

At 50, the Korean War starts. 5 million perish. At 55 the Vietnam War begins and doesn’t end for 20 years. 4 million people perish in that conflict.

At age 57 you witness another pandemic, the Asian Flu kills 1 to 2 million worldwide and 116,000 in the U.S.

When you are 68 you see the third pandemic of the 20th century. The Hong Kong Flu kills 1 million worldwide and 100,000 in the U.S.

By the age of 81 there would be a brand new virus to deal with that's never been seen before called AIDS\HIV.

All the while you have been living in the Cold War with the constant threat of nuclear annihilation looming over your head. And this was life in the 20th century.

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Comment by Jerseygal on May 14, 2020 at 11:48am

Perfect! 

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