I’m inspired by history, but it’s not through a longing for the good ‘ole days. Things weren’t easier in the past – day to day living was HARD – but people didn’t rely on machinery and electronics, instead they relied upon themselves and often, friends and neighbors. There is something about that I respect and admire.
My mother grew up – gasp – before automobiles, indoor plumbing and even washing machines. I once asked her if things were better now that she had all these great modern conveniences and her answer surprised me.
“No, these things make day to day life easier, but they don’t make me happier. For me, it’s the people, my family and friends, that matter, not the stuff. “
As I look back on my life, I know exactly what she meant.