Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
May 22nd, 2005
Contentment then and now

Was it harder in the 1700's?  Or was it easier and more fulfilling?  Do modern conveniences breed boredom and a feeling of futility?  Does working hard off the land bring about contentment and satisfaction?  I'd love to go back in time and guage the differences. On second thought, I'd be so clueless as a Prairie Mama, I'd probably be dead in a week and a half.  Either death by starvation or death by whine suffocation.  I'd no doubt cry-baby myself into a coma.

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  1. underthesky said,

    on May 22nd, 2005 at 10:27 pm

    I don't know, Jen

    There are so many things that appeal to me from that life, truly – so many! However, I think we tend to romanticize it. Life was so hard, and so many people died of things that we easily cure now. I think about how many children I would NOT have if I lived then. It is hard to imagine what life would really be like there out on the lonely prairie with no one around you – just you and the wind – no help if anything went wrong. I think I would have gone nuts. The biographies and historical fiction I have read just opened my eyes to the terrible hardships – I think I would have died in a week too!

    However, to go back in time to see what it was really like – I am totally there with you. 🙂 Kate

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