get busy living or get busy dying

Nation of fear

Consider the hundreds of thousands of Americans who fought and died for the cause of ending slavery in the United States. It’s hard to believe the people of this country withstood the Spanish Flu from 1918-1920 simply by getting some fresh air. It’s hard to believe the greatest generation survived the Great Depression. Imagine the hundreds of soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandy during World War II, against impossible odds, with certain death for many, if not all, awaiting them. Consider all the people who volunteered to get shot into space, the great unknown, in a metal tube….

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Get busy living, or get busy dying

This is what Morgan Freeman’s character says in Shawshank Redemption, and it couldn’t apply more to the way we’re approaching this pandemic. America was founded on taking risks. Starting with the Founders, who gave up their lives, their savings, friends, and comfort, this country has always been about fearlessly forging ahead and creating. And building. The westward expansion was a journey into the unknown for many. But it was about the pursuit of a new life. A better life. And people were willing to risk their lives to do it. The coronavirus is here, and America has decided to…

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