What Have The Romans Ever Done for Us?
…apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health?
I was thinking about the different people I’ve worked for over the years and there were some real characters. I’m sure you have worked for some too.
Have any of you been told that all you need to get ahead in life is a little initiative and hard work? Probably. It was really funny when, many years ago, I was told this by a man sitting at his desk in the office of a company that his father built during boom times.
We’re all building on top of what was there before us. There is nothing wrong in having a better starting point than those around you and your work is valid even if your father spent his life making your life easier; that’s what he’s supposed to do if he can. What is wrong is thinking you did it all yourself and everybody else has the same opportunities as you.
We all owe thanks to someone who came before us. It may not be much and they may not have given any more than the bare minimum that they needed to but they did provide something you benefited from. It’s one of the great things about being a social animal.