Here is what I didn't expect. I didn't expect that as time went by the succeeding generations wouldn't give a crap about what went on before their time. I'm not talking about obscure stuff, I'm referring to people and events which were huge as recently as 40-50 years ago.
Here's an example from last month. I needed to have some therapy done to my leg. The woman doing the therapy is licensed, intelligent, 38 years old and drives an Audi. I arrived for my appointment wearing a George Harrison t-shirt. In the course of us talking during the session, she said, That's a really nice shirt. Who is he? Naturally I thought she was joking around, but sadly she was serious. When I said he was one of the Beatles, she said, Oh yeah, I've heard of them.
Go ahead, mention Frank Sinatra, Burt Reynolds, Abbott & Costello, Jackie Gleason, Joseph McCarthy etc. to someone under the age 40 and look for the blank stare and listen for the air rushing between their ears. My question is, WHY? Why is the past totally irrelevant? I was not alive during the 1920's, 30's, or 40's but I know what the hell was going on back then and who was doing it.
Although in all fairness, I haven't been keeping up with the Kardashians.
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