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- December 7, 2012 by kenyamamoto
- Belong Now
I read somewhere that people, especially young, feels unfit to their current generation. I believed in what I read. People think that the past is better than the present.
If it is possible, I would like to travel time. I like to visit the highlight of history especially the Bible history, the 18th century, the WWII, 50s, 60s, 70s, and so on. 50s and 60s are very simple living while 70s is very colorful and lots of cool rock bands were born on this decade. 80s is the era of cool music too.
Reminiscing about the past only means that however we try to improve our lives such as creating technologies, it's still best to live a simple life. I grew up playing hide n' seek and other games with so much running and anyplace where there are haystacks. Friends and families doesn't have mobile phones and we don't have Facebook but people are more closer then than today.
We don't have technologies to prolong patients' lives and do more medical discoveries but people live longer then.
With all these technologies, people became impatient and lazy.
We don't have cable TV with international channels but TV shows are better in the past.
We only have records and cassettes but it plays better music than we have today.
While I like to visit these times, I would still prefer living in the present, however hard it is. We just have to learn about the past and apply it in the future. We must also treasure and live each present because time will come that we will long for it and miss it.