My Musings On Old Age 26

Sigh, I see from news on TV that we are about to be known as “The Anthropocene Age.” When I was 20 I confidently believed that we’d be remembered as builders of great works, for our beneficial philosophies and because of major medical advances. Now at 70 I’m told that archeologists in the far future or indeed alien archeologists ditto will excavate our times and remember us for the filthy line of concrete, decomposed plastic, soot, and radioactive dust that indicate where we were. Not QUITE what I was hoping for.

2 comments

    • Rod Marsden on 4 October 2016 at 17:59

    It could be a lot worse. By the time I am 70 there will probably be a rise in religion resulting in the alienation of Agnostics and Atheists. The result? This here right now will be viewed as the golden age of reason. I have written a play to that effect. Right now, in both Australia and New Zealand, women don’t get stoned to death for adultery, but that could change. My nieces have had a good education but who knows about their children?

    • Glenn on 25 August 2018 at 14:21

    My aren’t you a box of fluffy ducks, Rod…

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