December 12, 2005

Missing the Heyday

Many people have written/spoken about their feelings on missing out on the heyday of some type of activity. Some people talk about having missed out on the '60s, on the dot-com craze or any number of activities.

But in my experience there are certain things that are not restricted/limited to timeframes even though to some it may appear as such.

My buddy Jameel wrote a post bemoaning his late arrival into blogging. He called it J-blogosphere Anthropologist - The Roarin' 60s.

I disagree with him because I don't think that he missed out on the heyday. I think that blogging is one of a group of activities in which generations of people engage and as such it gives the appearance that there may have been a time in which it was cooler, better or more fun then, but that doesn't necessarily ring true.

I'd classify other activities such as camp or youth groups as meeting this as well. Bear with me as I am shooting from the hip now. I think that there are times when it appears that some groups of people may have had untold amounts of fun. The challenge is that there is no real way to measure this.

And without a way to measure how do you quantify/compare. You cannot, so you are forced to just make an answer up based upon subjective qualifications. And who is to say that whatever time you are part of whatever group/activity you are not part of the best time.

The real question is are you having fun and do you get something out of whatever it is you are doing.


Ezzie said...

Yes, he ended up agreeing with commenters who pointed out each generation of bloggers has its own fun.

In general, life is however fun you let it be. If you think you'll have a great time, you probably will. If you think you won't - you probably won't.

Robbie said...

I'm generally of the opinion that people were having more fun in (insert activity here) before I joined them.

My therapist says that's not true, but he has yet to explain why he has pictures of the patients he saw before me all over the office...