Closing Thoughts For 2018
This year has been filled with trials and tragedies reflecting humanity at its worst, just as it has been filled with many moments of self-sacrifice and love reflecting humanity at its best. Despite the many challenges that our nation and our world have faced this year, and the many they will face in years to come, it’s important to keep things in perspective.
For example, a prominent medieval historian recently opined that the 6th century was probably the worst time to be alive – beating out 1918 when the flu killed 50-100 million people and 1349 when the Black Death wiped out half of Europe – when not one, but three massive volcanic eruptions blocked out sunlight for years and the bubonic plague struck the Roman empire, the heart of civilization at the time. And yet, despite all of the literal darkness, death, and destruction of that century, humanity lived on.
It is easy to think that the challenges we face today are insurmountable, but when we look to history for perspective we can’t help but be constantly reminded that past generations have faced seemingly insurmountable challenges of their own and have not only persevered and overcome, but have thrived. So to will we.
So as we close out these last weeks of 2018, we here at Baker, Keener & Nahra wish all of you a safe and merry holiday season and bright hope for tomorrow as we face the upcoming year and the many years to come!