It’s certainly a crazy world we live in, with tremendous changes in the last half century.
· Strange political characters on both the national and international stages
· Threats of global terrorism and potential chemical, biological and nuclear warfare
· Financial pressures
· Pressure to keep up with rapidly advancing technology
· Changes in social norms
The way we think, talk and act towards each other changed dramatically over the years. Case in point: Back at the beginning of the American Civil War, prisoners were handled by a ‘parole’ system. Prisoners were allowed to go back to their own side – they just had to promise not to go back to fight against their captors.