Friday, September 14, 2007

Yearning for a Simpler Time

I always wonder about people who yearn for a simpler timer -- a time before easy and convenient air travel, medical advances, retirement, a wealth of entertainment options, global communications, cheap long distance, expanded culinary and dietary options, larger homes, safer cars... ah yes, if only we could go back to those days.

This clip captures nicely the mistake that allows people to talk this way -- the unwillingness to recall the negatives associated with 'simpler times.'

Mild language warning:

Should Americans Return To A Simpler, Stone Age Lifestyle?

The proverbial 'exit question:' can you think of any human being at any point in human history who -- all things being equal -- would not choose to live in the United States today, if given the chance to trade?

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