What is the best point in history to live?
As a historian, there are many many time periods I would love to visit, but if Ihad to choose one to live out the rest of my days I would choose one of the most boring (regardless of the era).
Great wars and calamities make for good reading and discussion, but the best time to live is what most of us would consider boring to read about. Life is not about great deeds worthy of chapters in a history book. Life is about each day’s cares and worries that shape the next day and the next. The eras of peace and prosperity should be the most celebrated. Though I hold in high regard those who weathered such storms, I would not wish anyone to be forced to live through eras like the Great Depression, or the Dark Ages, or even the glories of World War Two.
To live a peaceful boring life is what most people want if they are truly honest with themselves. “There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.”
“A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless.”
(Proverbs 14:12, 16 NASB)