posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 01:03 PM
reply to post by 1/2 Nephilim
So a young person says "Change is normal. Get with the times, old man!"
Just wait until all the young people growing up on these portables are in their 30's and 40's and 50's and start to realize they're just as disposable
as past generations and that all around them things are changing and past values and ideals are discarded in favor of the next shiny new thing.
THEN they'll get a taste. They'll know what it's about.
Nothing is sacred. You're not important. We will forget you. Understand? See, this is why old people are usually staunch critics of rapid progress.
They know what's being lost! They had to live through it. They had to see their friends and loved ones die. Past freedoms lost. Past ways of life
supplanted by technology. Then they see the ignorant youth disrespect their era with clumsy generalizations.
Sometimes I wonder if us dying is a protest against the ways of the world. So much of being human is emotional and abstract, not robotic. Don't we
become attached to past things for this reason. If this intimacy could be removed entirely then I think we'd be only a hair above biological
This reminds me of the book Rama Revealed. The end of it. I won't give anybody the pleasure of knowing what the end is. But it's relevant and I should
mention it. This isn't a particular recommendation to read the rama series of books. Not everybody likes Arthur C. Clarke.
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