Oh, wow! That is an amazing find, and it's impressive that your grandfather regularly corresponded with such a famous man. I've always loved his quotes you mentioned as well as "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
It's fantastic that you're giving the letter to your grandson. If I were you, I'd make a copy of it before giving it away. Should your grandson decide to sell the letter, I hope he gets a hefty sum and that he shares it with you!
I think art is important. The main market in Udon Thani is always decked out for a festival. Lots of pink at the moment. And there are children on a bench... at least two sculptures. I really like visiting there. There's a good mix of food and shops as well.
Hi, Kare, from what I know of you I think although you have a preference for certain places in the world, you, like most of us, do need and enjoy the company of people. So maybe you are more canine than you imagine.
Kåre Enga 🇹🇭 Udon Thani You’ve certainly got a point, Kare. People may eventually have to, by necessity, learn to be satisfied with less. It’s scary how the population is exploding. Surely there’ll come a time when the world simply can’t cope. Can’t produce enough. Whether that be food, water or energy. I’m happy to have lived in the years 1940 onwards. We saw the best of times. Folks were happy to have enough.
Yes, unless there is a breakthrough in technology (like mini-nuclear-plants for the household or neighborhood) I think that nuclear power is passe.
One issue with electricity is usage. How to use less. Same with water. Engineering, architecture, prioritizing, being satisfied with what one has, just-saying-no, could go a long way in cutting demand.
A major enemy of this idea? Greed. Another? Entitlement.