“Imagine for a moment you were born in 1900. When you’re 14, World War I begins and ends when you’re 18 with 22 million dead. Soon after a global pandemic emerges, the Spanish Flu, killing 50 million people. And you’re alive and 20 years old…”

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Rhonda Bricker

Imagine for a moment you were born in 1900.
When you’re 14, World War I begins and ends when you’re 18 with 22 million dead. Soon after a global pandemic emerges, the Spanish Flu, killing 50 million people. And you’re alive and 20 years old.

When you’re 29, you survive the global economic crisis that started with the collapse of the New York Stock Exchange, causing inflation, unemployment and famine. When you’re 33 years old, the nazis come to power. When you’re 39, World War II begins and ends when you’re 45 years old, with 60 million dead.

In the Holocaust, 6 million Jews die. When you’re 52, the Korean War begins. When you’re 64, the Vietnam War begins and ends when you’re 75.


A child born in 1985 thinks his grandparents have no idea how difficult life is, but they have survived several wars and catastrophes. Today we meet all the comforts of a new world, amid a new pandemic.

People complain because for several weeks they must stay confined to their homes, but they have electricity, cell phone, food, some even with hot water and a safe roof over their heads.

None of that existed back in the day. Today we complain because we have to wear masks to enter supermarkets. But humanity survived those circumstances and never lost their joy of living.


A small change in our perspective can generate miracles. We should be grateful that we are alive, and we should do everything to protect and help each other.

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