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The Importance of Current Events is Amplified by our Egos

The Importance of Current Events is Amplified By our Egos

"People use drama to report events of their own times, always making it appear more important than past events of similar or greater importance. The first century Jewish historian Josephus bemoaned this aspect of Human nature two thousands years ago, and our egos show no sign of letting us be more objective. I believe it is the common ego of the normal person that makes current events in the world around us seem more significant and cataclysmic than times gone before."

A roman philosopher bemoand that all the people cared about was 'Bread and circuses'...now it's just 'beer and football'. Nothing changes :)


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