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Merrial and Simon [Dec. 11th, 2015|02:48 pm]
Tony Grist
And while we're talking about monuments to children, Thame also has these-



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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-12-11 04:28 pm (UTC)
The difference is they knew it was a possibility- even quite likely- that they would lose children- and we regard child deaths as a terrible anomaly.
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[User Picture]From: sorenr
2015-12-11 05:13 pm (UTC)
Still, I suspect even knowing it can happen doesn't do much. After all, we know the risk of getting killed in traffic these days and still consider such deaths tragic and unusual.

It's nice to know that global infant mortality has gone massively down during my life time; the world is still a mess, but at least some details improve. It kind of gives me reason to continue being a bit optimistic. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-12-11 06:30 pm (UTC)
I believe the world is also less violent than it was- with fewer people dying in wars than at any time before. It may not seem so, but things are getting better.
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[User Picture]From: sorenr
2015-12-11 06:43 pm (UTC)
It's nice to know than as an optimistic idealist, one still has some sort of justification.
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