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- Jun 2, 2019
I think quite time has gone by the wayside. We barely have to wait for anything these days with all the just-in-time improvements. We need to get back to having time with just your own thoughts to sort things out.I have a 93-year-old relative who was my grandfather's first cousin. We call him Tigg. He's sharp as a tack, hilarious, cheeky, and still living with his wife in his own home. They've been married for 72 years and they both claim they've never had an argument.
Great source of perspective on the world and where things have been and where they're headed.
He made a comment recently that really got me thinking.
He was telling the story of when he and all the other young men joined up for World War II. They were all rural country boys. He said, "They didn't have any education to speak of, but they were all in very sound mental health."
I thought of the contrast between then and now. I had just heard a statistic (probably hyperbole, but unsettlingly close to the truth) that the mental health of the average high-schooler today is approximately comparable to the mental health of the average psychiatric patient in the 1950s.
It just made me wonder - what was in the environment in those times that was different from what we have today? I think there's something about being raised outside, doing hard physical work, that contributes to making a person mentally sound... but what else was there to it?
I believe my grandson is an exception to the millennial stereotype or at 15 maybe post-millennial . He loves to mow the lawn with his head set on. He call it his me time. He also does not use social media much and seems much more content than even my own adult kids.
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