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    Perspective

    My mom sent me this;


    For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900. When you are 14, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday with 22 million people killed. Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until you are 20. Fifty million people die from it in those two years. Yes, 50 million.

    When you're 29, the Great Depression begins. Unemployment hits 25%, global GDP drops 27%. That runs until you are 33. The country nearly collapses along with the world economy. When you turn 39, World War II starts. You arenít even over the hill yet.

    When you're 41, the United States is fully pulled into WWII. Between your 39th and 45th birthday, 75 million people perish in the war and the Holocaust kills six million. At 52, the Korean War starts and five million perish.

    At 64 the Vietnam War begins, and it doesnít end for many years. Four million people die in that conflict. Approaching your 62nd birthday you have the Cuban Missile Crisis, a tipping point in the Cold War. Life on our planet, as we know it, could well have ended. Great leaders prevented that from happening.

    As you turn 75, the Vietnam War finally ends. Think of everyone on the planet born in 1900. How do you survive all of that? A kid in 1985 didnít think his 85 year old grandparent understood how hard school was. Yet those grandparents (and now great-grandparents) survived through everything listed above.

    Perspective is an amazing art. Letís try and keep things in perspective. Letís be smart, help each other out, and we will get through all of this. In the history of the world, there has never been a storm that lasted forever. ďThis too, shall pass."



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    How would one survive without anti-anxiety or antidepressant medications?

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    According to the kids today the generations before them were so much more privileged.
    Proverbs 29:18
    "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."

    Hosea 4:6
    "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children."

    "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.Ē ~ Charles Dickens

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnay View Post
    According to the kids today the generations before them were so much more privileged.
    Generations of the past were more privileged. They had family values and stability. Stability in many ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiverseSegregation View Post
    Generations of the past were more privileged. They had family values and stability. Stability in many ways.
    Because God was at the forefront in the lives of families. Today God has been deliberately put on the backburner. So on that note, I am privileged to have God in the forefront of my life and on the right side of history.
    Proverbs 29:18
    "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."

    Hosea 4:6
    "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children."

    "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.Ē ~ Charles Dickens

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    Every kid should be sent this. Wonder how many of them would wake up.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge



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