Interesting times

It is said the ancient Chinese had a curse: "May you live in interesting times."Few would deny that we are living in interesting times today. Negative people might emphasize those components of our lives that could be construed as elements of a curse-things such as wars, crime, poverty, disease, pollution, job stress, political adversaries, and, of course, morning traffic. But what else constitutes "interesting"? Our times are interesting for the balancing positives as well as the negatives. Positives give us the opportunity to live longer, work more effectively, increase our knowledge tremendously, produce more, create new inventions, and develop ideas. In fact, if we were living in bori...

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