It seems to me that almost every news story, commercial, or commentary of any kind begins with “In these difficult times.”
“In these difficult times, investing can be scary!”
“In these troubled times, just getting a regular health check-up is an adventure.”
”In these turbulent times, just getting out of bed in the morning is not easy.”
When were times not difficult, troubled, or turbulent?
I don’t remember turning on the news and hearing,
“The economy continues to be great, everyone is loaded and spending all that cash is sometimes not easy. In these prosperous times, how do you handle all that money?”
“Need help buying a new car? In these terrific times there are so many options, how do you decide?”
“Are you looking to change jobs? In these wonderful times of racial harmony, anyone can find work anywhere.”
I don’t remember those times. Seems like times are always “difficult, troubled, or turbulent.
It does not seem to matter which political party is in charge, times are always difficult, troubled or turbulent.
I am trying to remember non-difficult, troubled or turbulent times.
I remember black people being hit a wall of water from fire hoses and being attacked by large dogs for wanting to sit at a soda counter. That was pretty troubling.
I’ve heard of starving people standing in line for bread and others jumping out of buildings because they lost everything. That sounds difficult to me.
I was born after World War II. From what I’ve read, it sounded very turbulent.
If these times are difficult, troubled or turbulent, they are probably a lot less difficult, troubled or turbulent than any other time in history…
except maybe the 1950’s.
Those were good times.
If you weren’t a minority, or if you dodged polio, and you had a job.
Still, even then, cars had no air conditioning, there were no cell phones and TV had maybe five channels and nothing after midnight. Ooooo! Bad!
I can’t wait for when these times will no longer be difficult, troubled or turbulent. I won’t hold my breath.