Take a few minutes to reflect and write about this week’s topic. What is one thing about you that is unique? Describe that quality in detail. What value does it add to your life and the world around you?

I think the one thing about me that is unique is my connection to the past. I feel very much like an old soul.   I have often felt I was born in the wrong generation.  There is something about me that pulls me into the past and makes me feel like I don't belong in this current generation. I'm obsessed with old movies from long ago. I have no interest in watching anything that is about the current times.  All I want to do is lose myself in the past.  If I listen to a podcast, it's always about history. When I choose a movie, it's always about the past, never current day.  

I think the value it adds to my life is that I have a lot of empathy for what people have endured in the past to get us to a point where we enjoy so much freedom in present day.  Because I have educated myself in past wars and conflicts I have little respect for anyone who feels we are somehow oppressed or "have it hard".  I think I value my current life now because I know what others went through in the past to get us to where we are today.