Count your Blessings

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Imagine being born in 1900.
When you're 14 years old World War I begins and it ends when you are 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 and stop complaining
 

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@Scribe one of the best posts of the year mate.?

Have been guilty of moaning myself Dave :( We have become so accustomed to a comfortable life, it's easy to forget the real hardships faced by our forebears. The saying 'The past really is a foreign country', has never been more true.
 

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Life is what ya make it and no one can say what obstacles will be put in your way, its how ya get over theses Obstacles and come out the other side that matters. If they still make ya mad or upset only you can resolve that. If ya say F*** em walk away and carry on as if nowts happened you will make yer own Happiness.
 

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Imagine being born in 1900.
When you're 14 years old World War I begins and it ends when you are 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 and stop complaining
Never a truer word mate. Puts things in perspective mate.
 

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And then all that fades into insignificance when you hook into a 13lb + Barble. ??.

Not making light of your post Kev but, we can’t change the past mate. If we could I’d have never have gone fishing with Sly and Ukzero1. I’ve never been the same since. ??
 

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Think my grandparents had it tough, my great grandparents even more so if born in 1900. Not my parents born in the 60s though. Boomer generation.
 

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And then all that fades into insignificance when you hook into a 13lb + Barble. ??.

Not making light of your post Kev but, we can’t change the past mate. If we could I’d have never have gone fishing with Sly and Ukzero1. I’ve never been the same since. ??

Agree with you there Mick, but moaning has appeared to become a national sport, hell I am as guilty of it as the next person, so it was more of a reminder to myself to........

 
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