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    Posted: 05 May 2020 at 11:14am
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Keeping Things in Perspective

It’s a mess out there now. Hard to discern between what’s a real threat and what is just simple panic and hysteria.

For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900.

On your 14th birthday, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday. 22 million people perish in that war.

Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until your 20th birthday. 50 million people die from it .. yes 50 million !!!

On your 29th birthday, the Great Depression begins. Unemployment hits 25%, the World GDP drops 27%.

That runs until you are 33. The country nearly collapses along with the world economy.

When you turn 39, World War II starts. You aren’t even over the hill yet. And don’t try to catch your breath.

On your 41st birthday, the United States is fully pulled into WWII. Between your 39th and 45th birthday, 75 million people perish in the war. Smallpox was epidemic until you were in your 40’s, as it killed 300 million people during your lifetime.

At 50, the Korean War starts. 5 million perish. From your birth, until you are 55 you dealt with the fear of Polio epidemics each summer. You experience friends and family contracting polio and being paralyzed and/or die.

At 55 the Vietnam War begins and doesn’t end for 20 years. 4 million people perish in that conflict.

During the Cold War, you lived each day with the fear of nuclear annihilation. On your 62nd birthday you have the Cuban Missile Crisis, a tipping point in the Cold War. Life on our planet, as we know it, almost ended. When you turn 75, the Vietnam War finally ends.


Think of everyone on the planet born in 1900. How did they endure all of that? When you were a kid in 1985 a

nd didn’t think your 85 year old grandparent understood how hard school was. And how mean that kid in your class was. Yet they survived through everything listed above.

Perspective is an amazing art.




Refined and enlightening as time goes on. Let’s try and keep things in perspective.



Your parents and/or grandparents were called to endure all of the above –

 you are called to stay home and sit on your  couch.



Anyone coughing at a group gathering must do so from far off so if they ignore that rule tell them FAR COUGH !
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Really does make you stop and think, thanks for that Bazza.

We don't know what we don't need till we've got it
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Nice one Barry.
Now that is a fairly good explanation as to why my granddad was such a grumpy old bastard.Smile 
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Clearly in those times yet unfinished population control was part of life.
Nature got in there, people had a go.
If no one died what world would we be in.
The future of desolation.

All of Bazzas points are relevant to create awareness of lifes frailties for humanity.
We have little control of stuff you can only see with a microscope and we have no control over human misdeamenours.

As humans explore space, climb mountains they also genecide there fellow humans.

We breed uncontrollably to create poverty, distress,starvation.

We're still the problem.

So ignore Covid, it kills the aged and allows a few to fill there places, oh and less you think that filling the spaces on this earth with more humans is a good plan.

Your part of a misguided plan.

Time to change the plan,

Of course we won't.

Isn't life on planet earth interesting.
Just cruising in my now sweetas pimped out Southern 755 HT0!
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