Less is More

January 31, 2020

I love looking at photos and descriptions of the past.

I am not alone in this, nostalgia is big business.

However, I often wonder whether this nostalgia is enhanced by the fact that the past has not been documented as comprehensively as the present.

Will future generations be as enchanted by this era as we have been by the past?

Will the incessant updates of peoples lives on Instagram, or the lack of modesty and awareness shown on LinkedIn capture the imagination of those generations that follow us, in the way that the adventures of previous generations have captured us? 

I think probably not.

I would be amazed if photos of people eating avocados for breakfast or posting about the importance of setting challenges for themselves at work, will be as inspirational and interesting as the lives of our forebears.  

When it comes to capturing the imagination of the generations that follow, I suspect as with everything, less is more.



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