I knew that 2011 was a big year... but not until I saw the video above did I realize that so many events that will shape the decade to come all occured in the same year:
- Tsunamis and nuclear disasters in Japan
- Extreme weather worldwide
- Revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya
- Rumblings of revolutions in Syria, Yemen, and Iran
- Near economic collapse of the Euro zone, including riots in Greece
- The death of three monsters: Osama Bin Laden, Gaddafi, and Kim Jong Il
- The 99% 'Occupy' movement throughout Western countries
- The passing of Steve Jobs
And countless other events and ideas and innovations that spread through the world like wildfire... It's not a cliche to say that we live in remarkable times.
"Immortal God! What a world I see dawning! Why cannot I grow young again?" -- Erasmus
"O my soul, do not aspire to immortal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible" -- Pindar
Happy new year!