If you are an average American, European or Australian reading this blog post, you are likely materially richer than John D. Rockefeller was 100 years ago today.
Consider the following which you likely enjoy which even billionaires 100 years ago lacked:
Radio & Television
Inexpensive, effective painkillers
CDs & DVDs
Safe, Timely transportation
Cheap, on demand International food
A high likelihood of surviving infancy
LASIK, Contact lenses & easy cataract correction
Widely available, cheap antibiotics
World-class basic medical care
On demand access to classical literature and reference books
And yet, the Marxists are gaining in power once again, not just on the Left, where they’ve always found a home, but with educated religious people.
I would not trade my lifestyle in 2019 for $1 billion and a life in 1919; would you?
Gratitude to God, not envy of worldly goods, is the certain human path to temporal happiness.