As far back as history has recorded, human beings for the most part have had to struggle every day just to get barely enough to eat and survive. People led uncomfortable and difficult lives. Mortality was high. Things started changing in the late 1700s thanks to the Industrial Revolution, first in England and then in the United States.
People now think that crises happen on Twitter and Tik-Tok. They make heroes out of movie stars and pop singers for singing controversial lyrics. The real heroes stormed the beaches of Normandy and ran into the Twin Towers never to be seen again.
We are so pampered that we fret over things that would seem insane even to my parent's generation, who came out of The Great Depression and World War II.
It is time to have some perspective.
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