This post on Mark Perry’s Carpe Diem blog has a host of reasons to be thankful for the time and place that we live in.
Yes, life sucks sometimes. Yes, there are problems that need solving.
But, it’s good to take stock of how good we have it, because we too often forget it.
It’s good to remember just how much progress has been made in such a short period of time and where most of that progress has come from.
We hear about the shrinking middle class, yet suburban expansion of 2,500-3,500 square feet homes with amenities fit for a king continues. When I was a kid these were homes that the really wealthy lived in.
Urban renewal of hip apartments and luxury condos are also a thing in parts of my city that were forgotten and downtrodden as little as 15 years ago.
When I was a kid cruise vacations were relatively exclusive and trips to Disney were something you could afford, maybe, once every few years. Now, every year or two we hear about a new ‘biggest cruise ship ever’ being made and a key planning consideration about visiting a Disney park is when to go so that you aren’t shoulder-to-shoulder to folks squeezing yourself down Main Street USA.