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A Comprehensive List of Things That In 100 Years Will Not Matter

Updated on June 2, 2016
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Kenneth has been a member of HubPages for five years. He is retired from a 23-year career in the weekly newspaper business.

I lead off with the item below with its consequences will not matter in 100 years . . .

Steve Harveys  error in the Miss  Universe Pageant
Steve Harveys error in the Miss Universe Pageant | Source
Water crisis in Flint, Michigan will not matter that much in 100 years
Water crisis in Flint, Michigan will not matter that much in 100 years | Source

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

The controversy involving President Clinton  and aide, Monica  Lewinsky
The controversy involving President Clinton and aide, Monica Lewinsky | Source

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

The continuing controversy of U.F.O.'s
The continuing controversy of U.F.O.'s | Source
Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty's "film disaster," "Ishtar"
Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty's "film disaster," "Ishtar" | Source
Billionaire Donald Trump's amazing run for President
Billionaire Donald Trump's amazing run for President | Source
CBS' foolish decision to let Stephen Colbert take over for the retiring David Letterman on The Late Show
CBS' foolish decision to let Stephen Colbert take over for the retiring David Letterman on The Late Show | Source
Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and "Deflate Gate"
Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and "Deflate Gate" | Source
Lindsay Lohan's tour of Los Angeles courtrooms due to her D.W.I. charges
Lindsay Lohan's tour of Los Angeles courtrooms due to her D.W.I. charges | Source
Jeb Bush's failed attempt to get the Republican nomination for President in 2016
Jeb Bush's failed attempt to get the Republican nomination for President in 2016 | Source
  • "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.

Inside THIS video

Is a scene where the star of the movie gets a bit of priceless information about things to "not sweat" in this life. This video is very relevant to my hub.

"Thank You for Reading My Hubs,"

Sincerely, Kenneth

Aren't you glad that the people in this time frame won't matter in 100 years?

© 2016 Kenneth Avery

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    • tirelesstraveler profile image

      Judy Specht 

      2 years ago from California

      Nice. Especially like the Seinfeld remark. You forgot to mention Costco /Sams Club no longer carries your favorite brand of socks. From the sublime to the ridiculous. Who is Fanne Foxe anyway.

    • MizBejabbers profile image

      Doris James-MizBejabbers 

      2 years ago from Beautiful South

      One hundred years from now: Who's Michael Jackson, who's Prince, who's Johnny Depp? Donald Trump, who?

      It's only been 49 years and people say Jane Mansfield, who was she? Who's Fanne Foxe? See, nobody remembers Fanne Foxe.

      No, the water crisis in Flint, MI, won't matter in 100 years because Flint probably won't still be around, and neither will half the USA if Yellowstone erupts.

      Fiats won't matter in 100 years. Neither will I.

      Have a good weekend, Dear Kenneth.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      HaHa, you were spot-on with your assumption that nothing that's prevalent now will not matter a hundred years from now, except, President Clinton. I think it will be remembered and talked about until the end of time. Poor Bill, he can't catch a break. Hee...

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      Vickie K 

      2 years ago from New Jersey

      How did Bruce Jenner getting breast implants not make this list? lol. Just kidding (or am I)?

      The true point of this list, from my personal point of view, is that all things shall pass and give birth to different and greater things. That being said, best not to forget the past lest we shall repeat it.

      Great list though. Carpe diem.

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