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Gary Horton | In 2020, Be Excellent to Each Other!

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The year, 2020:

Back when I was a kid in the early ’60s in elementary school, I couldn’t imagine living to the year 2000, let alone 2020! It seemed all so very far away back then.

It turns out that time flies and those 50-something years were just a fleeting moment. And while those years flew by like nothing – technology brought us to places far, far away from where we were. In the ’60s, had you pulled an iPhone out of your pocket, you’d have either been arrested as a Russian spy or been burnt at the stake as a witch. Heck, TVs back then were generally the 19-inch black-and-white variety – and nowadays, stores all but give away 55-inch 4k flat screens as loss leaders…

We’ve got rockets landing on their butts — three at a time even! We’ve got electric cars going zero to 60 at speeds faster than full-on drag racers ever did. We’ve got stores overflowing with more stuff than we can ever use, consume, or eat – and if that wasn’t enough, we’ve got this thing called Amazon that delivers even more stuff than we can imagine from just a few clicks on our previously unimaginable magic phones and laptop computers…

Oh, the miracles of 2020!

Yet, amidst all this previously unimaginable plenty, we’ve also got entire streets — effectual small cities full of homeless folks, broken folks, addicted folks, forgotten folks, living in full-on squalor, right in the middle of........

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