A much broader perspective on history

When you get as old as I am — which is really not extremely old, but fairly well-seasoned — it gives you a much broader perspective on the grand sweep of historical time.

For example, when I was in elementary school in the early to mid-1960s, World War II was “20 years ago.” That seemed like an eon ago. Now, 20 years ago was 2002. That may seem like a very long time to you if you’re a Millennial, but not to me.

This idea of collapsing and expanding time comes up in my mind all

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