Thursday, September 28, 2006

History

I just finished a book on history - the first one I've finished since high school I'm ashamed to admit.

What struck me is how events that must have caused huge commotion at the time get summarized into a single line when put into a history book.

You read something like: "Country xxx launched a war against country yyy, but had to back out after 2 long years, forcing zzz to step down from office" and then you stop to think: for people who lived thru those 2 years, it must have been like a living hell - but in the big scheme of cosmic things, they eventually become a mere single sentence.

How many sentences will my worries of today be worth in 100 years ?

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