Imagine being born in 1900.
When you’re 14 years old
World War I begins
and it ends when you have 18
with 22 million dead.
Shortly after, a world pandemic,
a flu called ′′ spanish “,
kills 50 million people.
You come out alive and unscathed,
you are 20 years old
Then at 29 years you survive the global economic crisis that started with the collapse of the New York Stock Exchange, causing inflation, unemployment and famine.
At 33 the Nazis come to power.
You’re 39 when World War II starts
and ends when you’re 45 During the Holocaust (Shoáh) 6 million Jews die.
Over 60 million dead in total.
When you’re 52 the Korean War starts.
When you’re 64 the Vietnam War starts and ends when you’re 75
A baby born in 1985 thinks his grandparents have no idea how difficult life is,
and survivors of different wars and disasters survived.
A boy born in 1995 and today 25 years old thinks it’s the end of the world when his Amazon package takes more than three days to arrive or when he doesn’t get more than 15 ” likes ” for his published photo on Facebook or Instagram…
In 2020 many of us live in comfort, we have access to different sources of entertainment at home and we often have more than we need.
But people complain because about everything.
Yet they have electricity, phone, food, hot water and roof over their heads.
None of this existed in the past.
But humanity survived much more serious circumstances and never lost the joy of living.
Maybe it’s time to be less selfish, stop complaining and crying.