Looking Past the Rearview and into the Future

How would your life be different in a different time period?


Computers, video games, iPhones. Fuel injected, cereal box import rice rockets dominate the streets. Hybrid cars and green technology. Pop, rap and screamo. For better or for worse, times have changed. While modern applications serve their purpose, I like to imagine myself in a seemingly simpler time, with simpler things. Driving in my dad’s beaten down Toyota Echo, I can’t help but wonder: If I graduated in the class of 1972 instead of 2012, how would life be different?

As I imagine myself gazing out the window, cruising in a 1970 Chevy Camaro with Led Zeppelin II blazing from the stereo, life seems much different. Children are playing outside, riding bicycles, or playing board games. Gone are the mind-numbing television shows and video games of today. While I enjoy playing Xbox, watching Sportscenter and chatting on Facebook, the ‘70s embraced face-to-face interaction, social events and a greater sense of community. Furthermore, all the bands from my Google Music playlist would be around. I regret missing the opportunity to go to a Led Zep concert, or listen to Jimi Hendrix and Creedence Clearwater Revival live. My fascination with classic cars and classic music follow accordingly with my love of getting things done; I would...

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