Well it is difficult to argue that there are not a lot of things to be “concerned” about these days. Likewise if you are looking for reasons to be angry there is no shortage of “things” to fit the bill. Finally, in truth I do not consider myself to necessarily be an optimist. But everyone once in awhile I do try to step back and try to assess things from a broader perspective. I found that the article linked below does a pretty good job of that.
For the record, this article is not a “lecture” on how spoiled we all are – it is a fascinating recitation of how far we have come in a relatively short period of time. At the very least it will provide you with some fascinating facts to impress your family and friends with this holiday weekend. I strongly encourage you to give it a read.
American’s Forget How Good They Have It by A. Barton Hinkle
Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend.