While we await what comes next for society and markets, let's not lose sight that previous generations have endured and thrived in conditions far harsher than anything even most impoverished Americans have experienced. Our ancestors were not some different species - we have in us the same toughness, the bravery, the same ability to build up communities with the long run in mind. That our current society reflects a decadence and corruption that would have appalled and startled those of previous generations is all part of the same cycle. We'll get to live through the next Great Turning of the wheel. As we live through it, let's take time to stop and give thanks for the good things that were passed along to us and to plan for a better future for those who will follow us.