Time to reflect
Imagine you were born in 1900.
When you are 14 World War I begins and ends when you are 18 with 22 million dead.
Soon after, a global pandemic Flu called ” Spanish “, kills 50 million people.
You come out alive and free You are 20 years old. At 29, you are experiencing a global economic crisis that began with the collapse of the New York Stock Exchange, causing inflation, unemployment and hunger.
At the age of 33, the Nazis came to power. You are 39 when World War II begins and ends when you are 45 years old. Six million Jews die in the Holocaust (Shoah). In total, there will be over 60 million deaths.
When you are 52, the Korean War begins. When you are 64, the Vietnam War starts and ends when you are 75.
A child born in 1985 thinks his grandparents have no idea how hard life is, and they survived various wars and catastrophes.
A boy born in 1995 and today a 25-year-old thinks it’s the end of the world when his package arrives at Amazon in more than three days or doesn’t get more than 15 ‘likes’ for his photo posted on Facebook or Instagram.
In 2020, many of us live in comfort, have access to various sources of home entertainment, and often have more than we need. But people complain about everything. However, they have electricity, telephone, food, hot water and a roof over their heads. None of this existed before.
But mankind has endured much more tragic circumstances and never lost its joy in life. Maybe it’s time to be less selfish, to stop complaining and crying.