Perspective is a tricky thing. Did you know that in the last 3,000 years, some have calculated that there have only been 240 years of peace throughout the civilized world? How about this: Sunglasses were invented by the Chinese but not to block the sun. They were used by judges in courtrooms to hide their emotions. And a sad irony is that on the night of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, he signed the Secret Service into existence.
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