Ancient: (adj) belonging to the very distant past and no longer in existence.
The basic design of the human being has not changed for thousands of years. Parts be parts.
What makes us call former times “ancient” is the realization that these well-formed beings, possessing a tremendous brain, had a tendency to close down portions of that intellect in order to get along with the superstition and stupidity of their current time.
In other words, those who pursued Greek mythology back in old Athens were made ancient by the fact that they believed in gods and mortals, and sexual relations between the two which created Titans.
I’m sure it crossed the minds of some of them that this rendition of reality was a bit foolish. But to get along, they went along.
I’m sure there were many people during the witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, who looked at the list of the accused and realized it was just little Sally, who they baby-sat as an infant, and therefore it was highly unlikely that she was the handmaiden of Beelzebub.
But they went along to get along–thus making them ancient instead of contemporary to us.
The truth of the matter is, the only people we respect today are those individuals from the past who stood against the flow of the ridiculous.
So you have to realize that many things we now accept will become ancient very quickly as time progresses and knowledge increases.
So my thanks go out to those historical individuals who are never going to be ancient because their ideas, although contrary to their times, have moved the human clock.
That is why it is my responsibility, as a parent and a grandparent, to continue to grow and expand in my vision, so that my offspring do not have to mumble under their breath ... “God, he’s ancient.”
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