I realized not only that I have a pretty good life and work, but also that this result comes from the work, innovation, enjoyment and trade among
I realized this after trying to read Veblen's 1899 Theory of the Leisure Class. That book is hard to read, and it reminded me that life in 1899 -- like that book -- was not as good as what we've got today.*
Bottom Line: Thanks everyone!
* Yes, there are exceptions to this observation. Yes, a book is no dataset. But still.