Good Stuff

Having celebrated my 60th birthday earlier this year, I’ve been around long enough to observe many trends.  I thought I might share with you some of the amazing things I (and possibly you) have seen come to be.

The Internet

I remember a time before the internet.  In fact, when I entered the Air Force in 1976, our computer was a Univac 1050-II.  It was so large, it was housed in its own room.  Our “keyboard” was a telex type machine.  You typed a header on a form and hit send, the computer would then fill out the rest of the form.  Now there are tablets, pc’s and even a smartphone can do computing.

Cell Phones

Again, there was a time when there were no cell phones, only land lines.  The first cell phones were like walky-talkies.  Then came the flip phones, and eventually the smart phones.

Organic And Natural Foods

While organic foods have been around, they were generally not available in your mainstream grocery store.  Now due to an increased awareness of health, virtually every major grocery has them.

Environmental Awareness

Growing up in the 60’s and 70’s, environmental awareness had only just begun.  It has taken a while, but we are living in an extremely better environment than then.  Just to be clear, we are facing climate change, but if you research the real science, it’s not all due to what we’ve done.  Yes we can and should continue to reduce the emissions we put into the air, but we are on the right track.

Conscious Awareness

It may seem as though conscious awareness is somewhat new, but it isn’t.  What is new is the ability to foster this awareness on such a level.  For nearly 2000 years, dogma has ruled the lives of most of the population.  Studies now show that nearly 70% of the population looks to spirituality instead of religion.  And many of those who do look to organized religion, look with a broader scope of acceptance for all faiths.

 

I am grateful and thankful for all of these miraculous things I’ve been able to witness.  I am also excited beyond comprehension for the advancements coming in the future.

Michael

 

 

 

 

 

 

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