27. Our legacy

I am becoming upset by our lack of care, as a generation, for our legacy. I am frankly embarrassed by the fact that we will go down in history as the generation that, faced with a global health crisis, rushed to the supermarkets to accumulate toilet paper, pasta and flour. We have lost a huge opportunity. We should have considered our legacy and the view that future historians will have of us, and done something unexpected. Like, say, we should all have ordered several copies each of ‘Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’ or ‘The Divine Comedy’. Or of ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’. Even better, all three. This would have kept future historians entertained for centuries, in speculative admiration at this erudite, unflappable generation. Granted, book pages, whatever the edition, can be a bit rough on your backside, but is this not a price worth paying to go down in history as an intellectually superior bunch who confronted adversity with literature? We would be, in teenage parlance, legends

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Comments

Doug Hampson said…
Perhaps using loads of election manifestos would be moreappropriate!
SantiDominguezV said…
Hahaha, very good, Doug, i can maybe detect some frustration? The only problem with that is that with historical perspective it may be hard to tell the elections manifestos apart from the toilet paper? So the legacy would not be guaranteed...

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