A couple of weeks ago I flew to Florida to attend the wedding of a nephew. Meeting and interacting with people in their twenties gave me a big shot of hope. To see these “kids” establishing themselves in various ventures and careers was really encouraging — they will do well, if we don’t overburden them with various restrictions (and debt!).
On one of the flights, I set next a elderly Chinese immigrant (now a U.S. citizen and a surgeon by trade). He made an interesting observation — that he was always moved when he flew into a city at night and saw all the lights and abundance. As he put it, we are a naturally energetic and productive people who create prosperity — if we are left alone to do so. I think he is right; our children will prove it, if we let them.