This Is What The World Was Like 100 Years Ago. How Different Is It From Today

We all know the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” but sometimes, pictures aren’t enough. And while we can look at pictures from 100 years ago and we can see a World War happening, we can see the first cars on the road, and we can see suburban America growing so rapidly after the Industrial Revolution, there are so many facts that help compliment and even add value those 1000-word pictures.

Take, for example, the list below.

1915 was a different world. Clearly. Most obviously, in 1915, the only medium to convey messages to mass amount of people was through books and newspapers yet here you are, in 2015, reading this through your computer or smartphone as newspapers and paper books become a thing of the past.

My favorite part of this newspaper clipping is comparing the statistic to today. Things, by and large, have gotten so much better for people. We’re living longer, we’re making more money and we’re far more intelligent than we ever have been. Take that, doomsday media! The world is NOT all bad!

Anyway, I’ve split the newspaper clipping into two halves to make it easier to read. Comparing some of the differences between 1915 and 2015, I found them staggering. I still can’t believe how far we’ve come sometimes. It makes me optimistic about our next 100 years!

Live long and prosper, people.

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