Tag Archives: History

Dinner at grandparents’ house

31 Aug

So another day in school is over. Today was not too bad though, I am finally understanding math, history and philosophy is fun, and spanish.. well, not too fond. Thought it wasn’t all too difficult what we were doing today, as far as I remember. Anyway, after school, Mads and I took the bus home to his place and then fairly quickly after we arrived, we left for his grandparents’ house for dinner. Mince, a scottish dish (if I have the spelling wrong, please let me know), it’s really good. After dinner, we did homework, we were really good, when we sat down to do them, we did them until we were done, no fuss. And at the same time I annoyed the crap out of Mads with playing the soundtrack from Cirque du Soleil‘s KÁ. And, like at most grandparent’s houses, there was coffee and cakes a little later. At least that’s how it is in Norway. Haha, on the way over there I slept in the car with my mouth wide open. So graceful, I know.

And, I swear, I worked hard to get a camera with me, so I could take pics for this post, but my dad took our DSLR with him to his workplace on the other side of the country, and my mom’s camera was dead – with no charger. And mine, well I believe it’s dead, AND it has a full memory card. So, I asked Mads, and he had a DSLR too, but it was dead, with no charger too. I as going to just use his camera on his cell phone, but we then kinda forgot.. So yea.

Now I am just waiting around for Grey’s Anatomy to start, I am totally hooked. I cannot miss a single episode :P

And I think it’s airing soon, so I’ll be off!

Oh and I also forgot my login to weheartit.com. Isn’t that just great? -.-

Were people happier before?

26 Aug

Many people discuss whether people lived happier lives 100 years ago, 5000 years ago, 10 000 years ago. Were they happier than us? Did they live more valuable lives? Some people would say they did, some would say they didn’t. What do you think? Do you think that 5000 years ago, when people ran around in clothes made from animal skin trying to find food to last throughout the winter, fighting dangers, almost freezing to death, working hard, and had next to nothing, do you think they lived better lives? Do you think, 100 years ago, when they lived in tiny appartments consisting on a kitchen and a bedroom, all shared between one or two families or 4+ people, and worked in factories and coal mines from early dawn to late at night, who could barely afford food, do you think they lived better lives? Do you think our lives are better now, that we have all these things to make us comfortable, like computers, work, lots of money, free education, make-up, clothes, jewelry, nice cars, big houses and shoes filling a whole closet? I know that not everyone have this much money, I’m probably exaggerating, but most people now do have a very comfortable life. At least in the modernized countries.

I have a theory, I have concluded for myself, that I think that people before had a better life. Not 100 years back, but 5000. I think it was harder physically, but so much easier mentally. With little worries and less.. things. I think they were able to appreciate the little things a lot more than you and I do. And you STILL find people living like they did 5000 years ago. Do you think that is a coincidence? Why haven’t they fallowed? There’s probably a reason don’t you think?

But this is only my opinion, as is for now. It can change, and I would also love to hear what you think. Comment! : )

(I wrote this yesterday actually, and a lot more than what is here, and probably better explained, but then I got an error message saying something about auto save not working and then it was all deleted, I can’t find it anywhere, not even in my drafts, and I was rather annoyed, so I wrote a shorter version, and I may or may not have been able to say what I was going to clearly. I appologize for that.) But please comment anyway, and tell me your opinion! There are no real right or wrongs, so just say your opinions! <3

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