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When all lives matter

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Was there a greatest generation? Definitely. But don’t count out the new one.

I recently took a few weeks off to clear my head. Lately, we have been inundated with the worst news; Charlottesville, Hurricane Harvey, and now Irma.  The fear is palpable in the air: is this the beginning of the end?

Just when you think it can’t get any worse, we see people rushing to offer their help, even traveling hundreds of miles to drop off supplies to people in need.  Race and ethnicity haven’t mattered – all lives, no matter what the color or origin – have mattered.

When we look back at the greatest generations, we think of our fathers and grandfathers who went to war at very young ages. They sacrificed everything to do what they thought was right. They served their country, without question or complaint.

Would the young people of today do the same? The older generations see entitlement and laziness in today’s youth, and I’m usually in that camp as well, and then I watch the news.

There they are, the next generation going to any length to help others; perfect strangers. They aren’t questioning the religious background or ethnicity of any victim.  They just see people who need help and they give it 100%.  They don’t see any difference, nor do they care.

Was there a greatest generation? Definitely. But, don’t count this new generation out. They rise to the challenge of helping others. Greatest or great, who cares, it just shows that this isn’t the beginning of the end. Not when you have these gallant, “young whipper-snappers” showing the guts and courage of the greatest generation.  You made my day. Thank you!

Take my advice for what it is… It’s Just, AS I SEE IT!

By Published On: October 3, 2017Categories: Editorials0 Comments on When all lives matterTags:

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About the Author: Leonard F. Baer

Leonard Baer's practice focuses on Elder Law, and Estate Planning. His previous experience was in the area of complex criminal litigation, serving as Deputy Chief of the Major Crimes Division for The United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Baer was recognized by the Office of The Attorney General, as one of the top prosecutors in the country during his tenure. He has been included in North Carolina Top Rated Lawyers, a distinction awarded to those lawyers recognized by their colleagues as leaders in their field. He has also been recognized by the Florida Bar, for his efforts in representing seniors and their families, who are victims of scams and fraud. Mr. Baer is an AV rated lawyer listed in Martindale-Hubbell, and has been selected for inclusion in their Bar Registrar of Preeminent Lawyers, which for over 90 years, includes only those select law practices that have earned their highest rating. He has been designated by Martindale-Hubbell as preeminent in his field, and in the top 5% of all lawyers practicing in the United States. Mr. Baer has also been ranked by AVVO, an online Legal Directory of over 200,000 lawyers nationally, as Superb, their highest rating. He served as adjunct professor of Sports Law at The University of Miami, and is a frequent lecturer on the topics of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Asset Protection and Fraud Protection. He has been a columnist for several newspapers for over 13 years and currently has a nationally syndicated blog, “As I See It” with a readership of over 25,000. Leonard is a Guest Contributor of The Silver Life and has recently launched a new service called SuddenlySolo1 -

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