The Era of Abundant Opportunity

My country is the world; my countrymen are mankind – William Lloyd Garrison

The modern world brings us an incredible standard of living, and unprecedented freedom to live our dreams. Never before in the history of humanity have so many people lived so well and had so many opportunities.

I often think back to my ancestors from the 1800′s, and what their lives were like. They didn’t have running water or electricity, and they certainly didn’t have cell phones or the Internet. (If you want to know what life was like in the back in the 1800′s, I recommend watching Far and Away. ) As a result of those inventions and others,  I now live better now than 17th century royalty. Kings and queens could not have possibly imagined the incredible inventions that I use on a daily basis.

The high standard of living I enjoy today, is from the hard work of  millions of people who lived before me. Each generation shared its ideas with the next. Over time those ideas evolved into powerful inventions.These innovations offer new possibilities to mankind.

The fact that I have access to the Internet, means I have access to opportunities that did not exist one hundred years ago. I can master any topic, contact almost any person in the world, and pursue any idea I want. The possibilities are only limited by my creativity and my relentless drive.

 

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