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The Decade in Seven Minutes

I found this video so interesting. It really made me think about and remember the last decade. It’s amazing how short a time things that I take for granted have been around, like Facebook or iPods. In 2000 I had barely entered my teens and I was a bit of a nomad because of hard times with my family. I thought I knew so much about the world and life. I guess all teenagers think they have it figured out. I’m now old enough to know I don’t have it all figured out but I’m excited to try. I almost can’t believe how much I’ve changed in the last 10 years, I know my 13 year old self would be quite surprised at how things turned out. Throughout the decade I grew up, graduated high school, became an adult, moved to Europe, got married and became a flight attendant. All in ten short years.

This last decade was good but it was also really hard. I have made great friends and lost other great friends, ones I thought I could never ever lose. I have learned so much about life and people. I’ve become a lot more cynical and I don’t trust as easily as I used to. I haven’t lost my love for life or my optimism though, in fact I believe I love life even more. I do appreciate my family now, they are the most important people in my world. I am more loyal and love more fiercely than ever.

I am very hopeful as the world moves into the new decade. I hope that people will learn to love their fellow man no matter what their beliefs. I hope that people will learn to put aside politics in favor for doing what is best for the country and the world. I hope I learn and grow more than ever. I hope hurts will be healed and wrongs can be forgiven. I hope to make many new friends and to grow closer to the old ones. I hope for prosperity for myself, my family and the world. More than anything I hope that I never stop hoping.

I will always remember the 2000’s both with fondness and sadness. It was an amazing decade. Hopefully the 2010’s are far, far better.

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2 Comments

  1. Abi,

    Thanks for the kind comment. I think I’m already regretting the “Last Ramble” post, and may have to come out of retirement sooner than I thought. The urge to post something still hits me from time to time, and maybe I ought to just yield to it and write.

    I greatly appreciate your long-term readership!

    John

  2. Yes do! Even if it’s only every once in awhile, I always enjoy the humor in your posts. Besides, if you quit who is going to warn people about the “C”?

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