Sunday, February 9, 2014

How about that? The glass is half full.

A wonderful post from Motley Fool

50 Reasons We're Living Through the Greatest Period in World History

Follow the link for a very positive and uplifting article. Highly recommended.

Thanks to Morgan Housel for writing the article.

a couple of samples:

5. The average American now retires at age 62. One hundred years ago, the average American died at age 51. Enjoy your golden years -- your ancestors didn't get any of them. (note I am 63 and very grateful for this improvement.)

Consider this: In 1900, 1% of American women giving birth died in labor. Today, the five-year mortality rate for localized breast cancer is 1.2%. Being pregnant 100 years ago was almost as dangerous as having breast cancer is today.

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