Thursday, March 21, 2024

The Good Old Relationships

 In the good old days, people expected hardship, illness, and enemies because those adversaries were seldom far away and if they visited, your family could well be your first and only line of defense. There's a reason why so many of those old photographs show tough and wary people. Their grim expressions were produced by far more than poor dental care.

They knew that life awaited, and it was seldom a church picnic. Their large families were a calculated work and defense force, and they cultivated strong ties with neighbors because those were part of a mutual aid society long before such groups were formally created.

In short, relationships were a necessity, not an indulgence. 

We need more of them today.

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