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Friday, October 26, 2012

The Time Capsule

The Time Capsule By Michelle Hoffmann 

     This time capsule has been placed here for future generations to find so that they will know what life was like in the year 2012.  It is filled with examples of some of the best items our generation had and to show how we lived.  Perhaps you can use this as a building block for change, or it can be used as an educational piece to teach your young people about us.  We hope that you find the items contained within both informational and entertaining.
            Our daily routines are simple.  We get up, go to work, come home, and go to bed.  This sometimes becomes mundane, and yet we are able to find happiness in the smallest things.  It is these small things that make it all worth it.  Sure, there are also days where, due to unforeseen circumstances, the usual becomes the unusual.  But, life is what we make it.    We endure the ups with the downs.
            We may be the last generation to enjoy having parties, getting together with friends and family and interacting with each other.   It is these interactions where we make our connections and our lives are better for it.
            The popular culture of our time however, seems to be headed more towards being anti-social.  Many of our young people are rebellious, huddling over the latest electronic devices, ignoring the rest of society and all that has made our culture great in the past.   More and more often, social morality has taken a back seat to personal wants, the younger generations seem to have no regard for authority; they do what they want, when they want and never mind the consequences.
            An example of morality and decision making in our society today can be seen in our politics.  The men and women of our time, who have been given the responsibility of running this great nation are more often using this office for their own gain.  They get on their podiums, spouting what they think we want to hear so that we will vote for them and put them in the position where they can do what they want.