I’ve been watching (The Great Courses DVDs Greece and Rome: An Integrated History of the Ancient Mediterranean and Ancient Civilizations Before Alexander) and listening to/reading Charles Freeman’s Egypt, Greece and Rome: Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean to help put our present world changes in perspective. But I don’t think I’m quite as excited as Ziggy about living through those changes. It would be interesting to see what happens, but from a safe place.
I partially agree with rat, getting older may be a blessing. Maybe we were born at the right time and will have shuffled off before it gets too bad.
I don’t agree with pig, though:
One thing I’m sure of, though, no sense ruining the present by worrying about the future.