A columnist on Wired paddles against the tide of hand-wringing today, contending that now is the greatest time for you to be alive. Is it?
It’s impossible to say for sure, of course, because, such as it is, this is the only time we know.
“The next time you’re bombarded with over-the-top claims about how our country is doomed or the world is coming apart at the seams, brush off the cynics and fearmongers,” the writer said. “Because the truth is, if you had to choose any time in the course of human history to be alive, you’d choose this one.”
If not, in what decade would you want to live?
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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