We live in a time of wonder and plenty, and I think about it every day. Here’s a quote from an earlier post of mine.
*A few months ago, the missus and I were having a friendly squabble over the temperature. I was sitting in my leather recliner, enjoying the multi-zone central air conditioning as an amazing scifi show played on the flat screen TV. At the same time I was keeping an eye on big steaks outside the window (on the grill). Then later I pressed the buttons to retract the room slides on the RV and we moved to a different park. I camp better than most of humanity has ever lived.
On the back deck of my home, I have a personal “hot spring” that keeps clean water hot and bubbling 24/7 for me to hop in anytime I feel the urge. I have a small rectangular device in my pocket which can bring up the combined knowledge of the human race, or summon a hot pizza to my door. When enjoying a day of sunshine and water with the family, the mere touch of a few switches starts the rumble of hundreds and hundreds of horses beneath the deck. If I desire, I can crack a whip over them and command them to hurtle us across the water at dizzying speed – just because we’re getting too warm. Seriously, I can order up the wind if that’s my whim.
To the people of the past, we live in a time of magic. And routinely do things that kings of the past couldn’t even imagine. IMO, I live in the greatest State, of the greatest Country, in the greatest era in which humans have ever existed.*