Do you remember when it was neat to write your pen pal in elementary school? Do you remember how nice it was when you got your Valentines cards from someone in class who remained anonymous? Do you remember what it felt like to receive your mail order magazine, books, or toy order after a period of weeks when someone ordered the item by phone or postal mail? Do you remember that feeling of releasing the balloon, with the raffle ticket attached, from the lawn… and squinting to find out how far it travels. Do you remember waiting and anticipating?
Today, mail order has gone totally tech… in bringing you an ability to get things drop shipped at home from anywhere around the world…and that sometimes for free. Whether it be through Amazon, Best Buy, Staples, Ebay or some other online store you’re just a prepaid Paypal debit card away from ownership. I have friends in the military that use Amazon for everything including Christmas gifts. Hahaha!
So what used to be distant and very time intensive, today can be done in a matter of seconds. You can contact anyone….anywhere from your own siblings…. to your parents… to your online connection overseas in a matter of seconds. Using Skype or OoVoo to video chat, or Kik to text message or Facebook to instant message… you can get to whomever you need to get to as quickly as you need to get the message to them in a matter of seconds!
Is it any wonder why excuses we make not to take action, or to find answers or to be informed are a waste of time. Ever get the sense that “I’m just a kid”, or “I didn’t know”…seem to be evaporating in the blink of an eye? Apathy carelessness and the like don’t seem to have places to hide anymore. If you want to do something you can do it! The question remains are you courageous enough to face the truths you couldn’t handle at 15 1/2…. and how would you go about doing just that, what tools will you use to get it done? Treasure is normally sought out by searching and digging and fracturing and mining, etc. Getting answers to lifelong questions ought to be treasure to you and worth knowing the truth about. That’s the value History plays…to speak to later generations about past truths.
Unfortunately some history is vetted, shaded, tainted, manipulated to disguise the “truth”. Oftentimes absentee parents that were pushed away from family… have to confront guilded historical perceptions of their non custodial kids who, themselves, felt too guilty to ask about the truthful causes of broken family circumstances…because of the emotional trauma it placed on the parent they were raised with that was wanting to hide the truth as long as possible. Wow!
Some have done worse though…
“Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always.”– Mahatma Ghandi
Mormons take a different approach on historical value. They have even used technological advances in a new way as they have a headstart on the tracking of ancestral genealogies of entire races of people all around the world. Esquire Mag Article on Mormonism and DNA
Their physical archives are massive.. and now with the digital age they have made info available online. With dna mapping…some races with curly hair now discover just how closely related they are with curly haired mixed race heritage. Not so distant after all….
But can you handle…. the Truth?