What would the Egyptian Kings of old, with all the riches of the world, pay to fly on an airplane?
To have access to a smartphone or Google?
Novocain, anesthesia or antibiotics?
If I had to guess, almost all of them would trade their position for ours today. Life is just better by almost every measure.
That doesn’t mean it’s perfect. Of course not. We have so far to go. Yet, having access to the same tools (a laptop and an internet connection) as the richest people in the world today has opened so many doors of possibility. It’s a dramatic shift, one that has never been available before.
“What is the point in being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable? How very odd, to believe God gave you life, and yet, not think life asks more of you than watching TV.” – John Green