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Let's see things in perspective

Updated: Oct 13, 2020

Nowadays we can find all the comfort in a new world economy, sadly in the midst of a new pandemic and lockdown. People complain about staying home for weeks, claiming freedom and pointing an accusing finger at someone.

Luckily the majority of people have electricity, cell phones, food, hot water and a safe roof on their head. There was none of this back in history. But humanity always has survived these circumstances and never lost the joy of life.

Today we complain because we should wear masks to get to shop (come on, it's uncomfortable!), and to check the body temperature before flying (it's a violation of my privacy and freedom!).

A small shift in our thoughts and mentality can do wonders!

We are still alive and must do everything we can to protect ourselves and help ourselves!

Below a little story from an American author unknown who helps us see things in perspective:


"Imagine you were born in 1900.

On your 14th birthday, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday. 22 million people perish in that war.

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.