Saturday, October 5, 2019

A New Era Every Month

In Ancient times, an era would last for at least two or three centuries. The end and the beginning of an era would be marked by tectonic historical events. In our time, an era is associated with frivolous events and there is a new era almost every month. Whenever anything slightly important happens, we hear on TV that this is “the beginning of a new era,” or “the end of an era.” An important politician loses an election, or a celebrity dies, “it is the end of an era”; a new sportsman wins a tournament or a movie of a new actor does well, “it is the beginning of a new era.”

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