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That the nub of it. Times have changed. We pay more taxes, our lives are more demanding so we expect more from ago, the pace of life was slower, multi tasking wasn a word and there was generally one parent at home and one at work. Now, we do more, are expected to do more, and we pay more for the ability to meet those expectations.
took it on the chin during the ice storm of late 2013. Not just from Mother Nature, but from editorialists whose combined insight into our psyche concluded that we are a nation of weather wimps.
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The National Post Michael Den Tandt wrote that have become a nation of weaklings. so we sit, those of us who remember a time when Canadian winters were always cold, and wonder at what point the country lost its freaking mind, he wrote, noting that previous generations had it tougher, so they were tougher.
the economic resources to make sure they available?
Calling for help doesn't make us weather wimps
Back in 1998, Mayor Mel Lastman called in the army to help clear snow in Toronto, which seems to have embarrassed the city.
National Post columnist Christie Blatchford confesses it was embarrassing to see the army clearing snow in 1998.
But one fellow complained that didn check up on his elderly neighbour, so he did it instead.
We have more dementia, more diseases and more physical disabilities in our older age, but we also have more solutions. A lot of that is because generations before us did tough it out.
That depends on how you define toughness. Back in the day, there were fewer options to help people after nasty weather. After Hurricane Hazel killed 81 people in Toronto in 1954, the militia helped out. People helped pull survivors out of fast flowing rivers.
And the payoff? We live longer. Life expectancy in Canada 60 years ago was 71; now it 81. Despite the higher demands on our lifestyles, we live longer, work longer and tough it out longer. The issues facing us now are how to deal with the problems of those extra 10 years problems that tougher generations before us didn have to deal with as often.
Who cares how embarrassed the residents of a city are if they shuddering with their families in freezing weather without power?
Most of the wimps I saw were the politicians, who battled each other for responsibility and blame.
clear away broken trees and help pick up power lines to help the 300,000 or so people who were without power for up to a week, what the matter with using them? Does that make us weaker for needing them or stronger for having Adidas Neo Cloudfoam Race Shoes
Strangers gave aid to strangers, much like what happened in the aftermath of the ice storm.
for their help again would cement our reputation as Canada weather wimps, wrote the Globe and Mail Adidas Originals Los Angeles Blue Marcus Gee.
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