Sunday, August 29, 2010

What Can We Learn From Survivors Of The Great Depression

Many of our senior citizens made it through The Great Depression in one piece to go on and become businessmen, entrepreneurs, actors, actresses, great teachers, speakers, etc. However, in 2010, we are in another form of depression with our economy and many people around the country act as if its the end of the world. It sometimes makes me wonder how the older folks of the past were able to sustain themselves and make things happen even in a time of oblivion. They really had "nothing", but they found a way to make something out of nothing. Even today, I hear on the news so many people complaining about what they don't have without taking a moment to see what they can do with what's within themselves. We have so much knowledge and talents that someone in this life needs from us and that's what a lot of our senior citizens today did during the Great Depression. They used what they had until better opportunities came to the forefront.

So, the next time you feel like complaining or worrying about how the economy has thrown you a bad hand, you should speak with a senior citizen who lived through The Great Depression to hear what low is really all about and how he or she made it through. The cycle continues in this life, so this will not be the last of loss until the earth gets tired of us all once again.

Live life as it is and use the gifts and talents that you have within yourself to create something out of nothing. -Selena

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