Recording the rearview mirror

I’ve noticed that many bloggers (myself included) often talk about significant events in their childhood or distant past.

But what of the children of the blogging generation? They will have recorded these events in their present time. What will they be talking about ten years from now, since all the reminiscing material has already been blogged?

Or perhaps they will see their past in a different light. It is said that human memories build on each other, each memory assimilating facets of another. Perceptions change. An event that was considered traumatic at first may be seen positively in retrospect. Like a rearview mirror, maybe our pasts are not what we think they are.

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