A Comprehensive List of Things That in 100 Years Will Not Matter
I lead off with the item below with its consequences will not matter in 100 years . . .
What time is it?
It's now 2116. 100 years from 2016 to the math guru's in my readership. Sadly, I had to do some manual figuring on what the year 2016 would be if I added 100 years. I never claimed in any of my works to be super-intelligent. This is not to imply that I would not love to be among the elite brainiacs in our society.
Nahhhh. Too much to remember. I should just be happy to be "me." I said all of this to say this: how many times over the period of your life have you heard this "feel-good, cure-all" phrase: "Shucks! A 100 years from now it won't matter."
This won't matter in 100 years
The below will not matter in 100 years
I've heard "this" phrase
A lot. When someone is nearing some athletic, social, or work-related breakthrough or setting a record to beat all records. Someone in the crowd of onlookers suddenly pops up, and as he or she is saying this phrase verbatim, they place their arm around the person who has failed in setting a new, unbreakable record or stumbling upon some discovery that no one has ever made, and walk away comforting the person as much as possible.
I cannot honestly tell you that his "magical" phrase, "in 100 years it won't matter," really works. I have never seen proof of it working to soothe anyone's heart-breaking defeat. But by the same token I have never seen any proof that it doesn't.
Here are a few other things. Not just things, but . . .
A Comprehensive List of Things That In 100 Years Will Not Matter
Other things that will not matter in 100 years
- "Susie Ezee," lying to me about me being "the only" one she loved.
- What the Draft Board rep, "Mrs. Wright," told me, "oh, just write down "something," to an obviously-asinine question on the mountain of papers I had to fill out when I turned 18.
- The "real" reason that The Beatles broke up.
- Yoko Ono's radical views of life, politics, and real estate.
- Why someone who looked like Ringo Starr ended up with a gorgeous wife, Barbara Bach.
- Why CBS thought it a wise move to replace David Letterman, (my favorite), with Stephen Colbert.
- The U.S. Dept. of Defense in years 1970 through 1972 telling us, the 18-year-old's, "Vietnam is NOT a war. Just a conflict." Ahhh, yes, Just like the "conflict" in Korea. Tell that to all of the men and women who gave their blood and lives for this country to make bales of cash for providing the U.S. Army with war-related products. (e.g. Dow Chemical and Napalm).
- The American consumer's dislike of Ford Motor Company's sleek, fast and economical Edsel.
- M*A*S*H's failed attempt, "After M*A*S*H" did not score well in the ratings.
- The Seinfield finale. I tolerated this sitcom most people worshipped. I honestly cannot stand narcissism in anyone famous or reguar. (e.g. Seinfield on and off camera).
- The Office finale. I loved this show except for another narcissistic actor, John Krasinski, who did the role of "Jim Halpert." If the show had not had Krasinski as a cast member, I would have loved it more.
- Hollywood film star, Jane Fonda, consorting with the North Vietnamese thus gaining the demeaning nick-name, "Hanoi Jane."
- Did a flying saucer "really" crash in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947?
The Federal Government being accused (for years) for covering-up the Roswell controversy.
- Adolph Hitler escaping Berlin and seen later in South America.
- Why singer, Neal Young, did not want to be a part of Crosy, Stills and Nash.
- The people and their comments on the 18 minutes of blank tape among the tapes recorded by President Richard Nixon.
- Was Lee Harvey Oswald "the" only assaassin?
- The short-lived controversy about NASA faking the moon landing July 20, 1969, with Neal Armstrong being the first person to walk on the moon and then joined twenty minutes later by co-space explorer, Buz Aldrin.
- Why, or how Honey Boo Boo took America by storm.
- Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman's flop film, "Ishtar."
- Charlie Sheen's dominance of the press with his getting fired from Two and a Half Men, his drinking problem and so on and so forth.
- Clint Eastwood's conversation with an empty chair during the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Note: Although I am just getting warmed up, I shall close now due to the fact that YOU, my followers and non-followers DO have a life.
© 2016 Kenneth Avery