I came across this YouTube video posted by Penny Miller, and I was quite impressed with not only the technical feat of building a barn in 10 hours, but how smoothly it was done.
The 3 minute and 30 second video shows what took place from 7am that morning until 5pm that evening. Using my mathematical skills to plug numbers into a calculator, that means that 21 seconds of video equals one hour of real-time. Around the 2 minute mark, there’s about a 10-12 second break with no visible work going on, so there was probably a 30 minute break for a meal somewhere during the build. So, that work was actually accomplished in about 9.5 hours instead of 10.
Watching this got me to wondering how much better things would be if we all worked together like this towards common causes. Instead of the petty whargarbl that has infested our everyday life, we could get together in the morning and solve our issues by the evening news. I’d offer up a dream scenario about Congress working together like this, but I’m afraid that my imagination has its limits.
Anyway, I like seeing videos like this because it gives me hope for my fellow man. Far too often, we’re inundated with negative news and never get to see or hear the good that takes place. I enjoy seeing people work together to accomplish something great, even if it’s a barn like this particular case.