Thursday, October 01, 2015

Perspective



While traveling yesterday, the following thoughts came to me:

  • I"m driving a car that would have been considered a space ship by people 200 years ago.
  • Its speed quickly covers a distance that would have taken them days.
  • If there is an accident, extraordinary emergency care will be on the scene within a few minutes.
  • I am listening to concert performances that equal or surpass the sound of many live performances.
  • The highway system alone would be a cause of wonder in many parts of the world.
  • I don't need to worry about police officers stopping me to collect bribes.
  • The car's air conditioning system is far superior to the "swamp cooler" that cooled the house I grew up in.
  • I can see jets flying to places around the nation and the world. That in itself is a miracle.
  • There is a phone in my pocket and it provides access to a library of books.
  • When I get to the parking lot, I will call a person in another city for a minimal amount of money and later on email a document so he'll have it within seconds.

Try imagining that in 1815.

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