The "good old days?"
Editorial from The Atlantic Journal
"The world is too big for us. Too much going on, too many crimes, too much violence and excitement. Try as you will you get behind in the race, in spite of yourself. It's a incessant strain, to keep pace... and still, you lose ground. Science empties its discoveries on you so fast that you stagger beneath them in hopeless bewilderment. The political world is news seen so rapidly you're out of breath trying to keep pace with who's in and who's out. Everything is high pressure. Human nature can't endure much more!"
This newspaper editorial appeared in The Atlantic Journal in June 16, 1833
When I read this editorial, I thought it was written within the last year or so. I was 178 years off. It seemed funny to me how we sometimes wish to have been born in another time, when the life and world was more simple and easy. In 1833, when "everything was high pressure" and "human nature couldn't endure much more," we made it through. We are still here on this world. Through all the latest technology and progress, people are still people, like they were 178 years ago, and in 178 years, when who knows what the world will be like, people will look back on our years and wish that they had been born in these "simple and easy" times. So whether these times are more hard than 178 years ago - which they sure feel like they are - or if they are the not, my thought is that we should know that human nature can endure much more, to not give up. We have the answers to solve the problems if only we would work together. Take all that we have now and make this world a better place for the years ahead.
Sarrah Channah Kaliski