It’s a Good Time to Be Born

My father’s father was born in 1899. He was born into the Austro-Hungarian Empire and when I look at my own kids today, he could have been born on a different planet. No planes, no cars, no fridges or electricity, a candle was luxury, and sleeping on a full stomach was that as well. Families were big as some kids were expected to die. My father lived through WW2 which must have felt like a different world for my Grandfather already. I was the first in my family to graduate from university. I had to go through tons of crap to get that done as it was not in the family tradition. My own kids have the world open to them. Yes, those are difficult times as we have gotten ourselves into quite a mess. And don’t get me wrong, the economy is going to go much worse still before it gets better but if I had a choice of being reborn in my actual year of birth or today, I would choose today. Problems or not but individually we have never been as much the masters of our fate as today.

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