Today while riding in the car, I started thinking about The Beatles. One thing lead to another and soon I was freaking out over the concept of time. Do you realize that when all of the children born in 2010 are in their fifties, they will hear about The Beatles—the band that was famous one hundred years ago.
One hundred years. One century.
Technology evolves so quickly, will they even have The Beatles? Yes, I realize their music is still very popular today, but popular culture changes so quickly and one hundred years is a long time. What if they're just left with some other musician's version of the song? Will my future children and their children and their children's children be deprived of some of the most influential music the music industry has seen?
One hundred years ago, there were no World Wars. One hundred years ago, the average working salary was $750 a year. One hundred years ago, the only movies one could see were silent. One hundred years ago, Jazz music was just starting down in New Orleans. And in fifty short years, they will be saying “One hundred years ago, The Beatles were a world-wide musical sensation.”
It's mind blowing how much can change in just one hundred years.
A thought that just came to me is what will people one hundred years from today think of our time? Will our tens of thousand dollar salaries seem like nothing? What will they think of the main stream musicians like Justin Bieber? Will they see him as a classic the way we see The Beatles as a classic? (To be honest with you, readers, I truly hope Justin Bieber is never on the same level as The Beatles in society's eyes. But that's just my honest opinion.) Will Brad Pitt be the classic actor of the “oldies” (imagine Fight Club being considering an oldie!) the same way Chalie Chaplin is?
I could go on for ages on this topic, but I'll spare your eyes and brain.
I am interested in hearing your thoughts. What do you hope is remembered from this era one hundred years from now? What do you hope is forgotten?
Source for some of my historical facts
Hello! I'm Lindsey. I'm a writer with a ton of random thoughts bouncing around in my head. So I share them here in hopes that they reach others with these thoughts.