During our discussion we talked about how the present is irrelevant in many peoples lives. We as a society dwell on what could have been and what could be in the future rather than what we have right now. In todays society, people tend to want to be something and think ahead to prepare themselves for what they could be. History repeats itself in the way that everything will come back into style eventually. Cigarette used to be the way kids looked “cool” and now it is electronic cigarettes. Another example we talked about was clothing. Old clothing styles come and go, thrown out when they are not in style and brought back later when they are “back in.” This idea of there being no present is shown through these ideas. Because things from the past are brought into style in the future there really is no present style, just a past style brought back to life. New ideas come and go and are reentered into our lives throughout time, so the present is just the futures past.
Dana Roeder, Bella DiPasquale, Haley Lark, Sam Livorno, David Heffron