Wandering Into Wisdom

This blog chronicles the knowledge, insight and wisdom I encounter every day as a leadership consultant, executive coach, educator, father, friend and citizen. This site is dedicated to my father, Louis (Jack) Laughlin, who passed on to me an appreciation for wisdom. A special thanks to my friend Isaac Cheifetz, a businessman and journalist, who helped me understand the value of blogs and encouraged me to write one.

The Aftermath*

The plague killed one third to one half Europe's population in a five year period around 1350 A.D. Although the epidemic caused pain and suffering on an unimaginable scale some theorize that it also changed the social structure in Europe forever. Land became available so poor surfs could now own their own farms and the church’s inability to stop the sickness brought its infallibility into question for the first time in centuries. It's possible that this new found freedom and prosperity helped drive the Renaissance.

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