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Mild mannered on the outside, Free thinker on the inside

Never as Good – Never as Bad – That’s Human Nature!

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There is a very interesting story on Sky News today where they use a scene from one of my favourite films to make a point.

Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey was the sequel to Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, and must be the best film ever made!
It’s the story of two kids who find that a future civilisation has defined them as being idols. To ensure that these kids turn out to be the people this future expects them to be, they send a time machine into the past to ‘help them along’.

Anyway, it’s really funny seeing historical figures in a modern context and the film does make you feel good.  More importantly, it explains subtly that our history is what we make of it – rose tinted glasses etc. So, that ends our long way around to a very short point!
Human nature is always exaggerated.

When things are not good, we think they are really bad, and when things ARE good, we think they are EVEN better than anything EVER!!
So, come the current economic ‘meltdown’, we are NOT rioting in the streets or eating each other’s babies, as was forecast 12 months ago.   But then, neither was everyone living the life of royals in a world made of gold only 3 years ago!

This is how legends are made – good for stories; not much use for doing historical comparisons!
Anyway – next stop huge, unjustifiable, ‘you’ve never had it so good!’, nothing can fail type boom! Probably in around 2024 or so!

p.s. I’m serious about 2024 by the way! Arrange your career around the linked article, and you won’t go far wrong! 😉

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Written by f0ul

February 19, 2010 at 9:46 am

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