Posted by TheFallen on March 13, 2003
In Reply to: Chinese asking for help! posted by Chinese on March 13, 2003
: In general, the more remote a thing
seems in time, the less its reality, and w
: ith this goes naturally the assumption of its relatively sharp separation from
: anything concerning our personal lives.
: can you explain it for me, thanks!
People (mistakenly) tend to believe that events which happened a long long time ago cannot have any significant relevance to them personally, simply because they happened so long ago.
The statement coincidentally ties into a recent thread here dealing with Santayana's assertion that "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
- The past is another country ESC 03/13/03