A Life More Simple

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“Life seemed much more simple when I was growing up,” said mother, reflecting back on her youth during WWII.

“People were so much more modest. I had a job at Bergstrom Air Base in Texas…[she was in the WACs]; we would show movies to the soldiers who were going overseas. Some of the movies reminded them not to talk to people about where they were going… ‘Loose lips sink ships’ was the phrase.

“And there were some awful movies such as ‘Kill or Be Killed’…it showed them that they had to be on-guard…and they couldn’t hesitate. Of course, it is an awful thought – that you had to kill someone before he killed you. And then there were the movies about social diseases…I don’t remember what we called them then…but these were training films that warned the boys that they might catch a disease overseas if they weren’t careful. But we weren’t allowed to show those movies…we weren’t even allowed to see them.

“To tell you the truth, it was so long ago I can’t remember very accurately. And it was such a different world; I can barely believe it existed. It seems unbelievable now…I can barely believe I lived through it.”

Bill Bonner
for The Daily Reckoning Australia

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Best-selling investment author Bill Bonner is the founder and president of Agora Publishing, one of the world's most successful consumer newsletter companies. Owner of both Fleet Street Publications and MoneyWeek magazine in the UK, he is also author of the free daily e-mail The Daily Reckoning.
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  1. lately I have been reflecting on another WWII slogan, but in the context of peak oil and CO2 warming. “is this trip really necessary?”

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3252/2601400840_65be3733ba_o.jpg

    I guess the same applies to any ‘war’ situation in which life (apparently) goes on a normally… until…we are forced to change(by Big Brother or Mr Market, or the Earth).

    thanks for the Dailies.

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