Here is something i found, a poem writtenduring the great depression but it struck me how things back then we just as how they were before america became great again. i hope everyone who reads this takes somthing from it whatever it may be and goes forward with it, i know i will.
GO PLACIDLY AMID THE NOISE & HASTE, & REMEMBER WHAT PEACE THERE MAY BE IN SILENCE AS FAR AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT surrender be on good terms with all persons.Speak your truth quietly & clearly; and listen to others,even the dull & ignorant; they too have their storyAvoid loud and aggressive persons,they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become bitter or vain, for always there will be greater & lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your buisness affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity & disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of the youth. Nurture strength of spirit to sheild you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue & loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees & the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.Therefore be at peace with God,whatever you concieve Him to be,and whatever your labors & aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peacewith your soul.With all its sham,drudgery & broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
—-MAX EHRMANN 1927