HAVE you noticed recently how things have reminded you of the past, how the media are always bringing up things that have changed, or are now ‘no more’.
It seems that ‘Arnotts’ are phasing out some biscuit varieties that have been around for decades, upsetting many people in the process.
A lot of vegetables are packed in plastic, when we thought that plastic was being done away with because of environmental issues.
Clothes from a past era are slowly becoming new fashion again, but jeans must have the knees ripped open to sell as a fashion garment at twice the price. Many food stuffs are not only dearer but with the increased price, companies have reduced the sizes and some have even tweaked the product.
Chocolate bars, some are supposedly half price at certain times. Packet chips come in a variety of flavours and if one does the sums can be as expensive as a kilo of meat at the butchers.
Missing persons and court cases, dormant for many years, are being tried again as new ways of DNA testing are getting results.
The current government says we need a new voice in Parliament and they wish to change the constitution.
Hair styles gone for years are making a comeback, long hair, ‘mullet styles’.
Everything old is becoming new again.
Wars are still being fought with ‘no winners’ and a tremendous amount of damage being inflicted and for what lasting purpose?
We ask ourselves why can’t there be true peace in the world, why can’t that tremendous amount of money spent on defense by nations be channeled into hospitals, health, schools etc.
Yes, things have changed and the question is do we now live in a better place?
It’s certainly different than what it was when we were growing up.
My hope is that our children can make a difference to this world as I fear it may be too late for us ‘oldies’ to do anything about it.