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I'm not sure if it is a by product of being an adult, but things sure do seem to be changing more rapidly in the world than they did when I was younger. I lived the first 13 years of my life with the Cold War. After that, I saw the rise of the Pax Americana. Nevertheless, the year 2000 and onward gets a little bit blurry. Things are constantly in flux.
If you look around in the last year alone, we've had a crazy election cycle for both major parties, changes in Russia's stance towards the West, economic crisis in the housing and banking industries, economic goldmines in the commodities markets, one Castro out and another softer Castro in Cuba, natural disasters in Asia, etc. I think part of what happens is that you start to look beyond yourself when you get older. These types of changes always go on around us, we just might not always be looking for them.
Throw in the little and big changes in our everyday lives, and there is a lot that is going on in the world. Currently, we've got a potential big change in our personal lives as we look towards our future and consider the purchase of a home. While we were originally planning on waiting until the winter time, there are a few good options out there now that might be worth moving the schedule to secure. One change we would welcome would be a drop in mortgage rates.
Quiz Day: How Independent Are You?
Your Independence Level: High
You are extremely self reliant and autonomous.
You are definitely into doing your own thing.
But you also wouldn't turn down help if you needed it.
You follow your own path, but you don't do so blindly.