There are hard times today, yes. But that is nothing compared to the real poverty that previous generations endured

Aren’t we living in hard times? I hardly know anyone who is not dreading the onset of winter and the livelihood crisis caused by a terrible European war, a crippling pandemic and the ailing global economy. It’s depressing to imagine bright young people considering emigrating from Ireland because of the cost of living and the lack of affordable housing.

And yet, as I reflect on the difficulties and challenges that so many people now face, I often reflect that our ancestors have endured and survived greater difficulties and hardships. For as long as anyone can remember, life in my hometown of Dublin could be extremely harsh for its citizens, as recent oral history attests.

https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/hard-times-exist-today-yes-but-its-nothing-compared-to-the-real-poverty-previous-generations-endured-42022146.html There are hard times today, yes. But that is nothing compared to the real poverty that previous generations endured

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