The essence of life has never changed, and it never will

April 10th, 2009    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: Opinion

We live in an ever changing world, and the rate of change today is accelerating at breakneck speed because of the technological age in which we live.

Just 200 years ago, when our nation was still young, most people spent their entire lives in one small community, seldom traveling more than a hundred miles from the place where they were born. Public libraries as a source of information were just beginning to be established, thanks to Ben Franklin and a few of his friends. News was mostly passed by word of mouth, although Franklin and others were printing small local newspapers.

In that era it took days for news to reach the next county, and weeks to reach the next state. By the time a news story crossed the Atlantic and a report came back of the happenings there, the original news story was ancient history.

During the last hundred years we

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