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    Re: Will anyone know your name in a thousand years?

    Gods.

    There's a theory that the Saxon/Viking gods are ancestors, so it's possible that Thor, Woden/Odin, Frigg/Freya were actual people. If that's so and civilisation goes kerplumph but with survivors, then it's possible any of you with descendents could become gods in the future...
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    Re: Will anyone know your name in a thousand years?

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    Gods.

    There's a theory that the Saxon/Viking gods are ancestors, so it's possible that Thor, Woden/Odin, Frigg/Freya were actual people. If that's so and civilisation goes kerplumph but with survivors, then it's possible any of you with descendents could become gods in the future...
    I suspect that a lot of those "Gods" were real people who did something worthy of a campfire story, that got passed down through the ages.
    Like the Paul Bunyan, Davy Crockett, and the like.
    Someday, people will be telling tales of Muhamed Ali, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and the like, or "Good vs Evil" tales of Meuller and Trump. Who knows?
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    Genuine example how a slightest thing can make a difference.

    Some years ago a friend of mine on IRC Chat was a raging alcoholic. She had began to train as a nurse, but her life had taken a turn & she turned to drink. When she'd been drinking she would constantly get banned from the chat rooms. I took pity on her & gave her support by chatting in PM. Someone to talk to when she needed to vent etc., without being judgemental. Eventually, over a couple of years she started to think straight & determined to dry out & renew her nursing training, then went on to specialise in Palliative Care. I like to think that from a simple act of kindness by merely being there when I was needed, I was able to change someone's life for the better who, in turn, went on to change countless other lives for the better - and quite possibly be part of saving lives that she might not have been present to save had things turned out differently.

    Don't get me wrong, I don't mean this to come across as being in any way self effacing, but it demonstrates how the smallest things can have major repercussions - both for the positive & the negative. Perhaps things might have worked out in the same way on their own, but I like to think I had more than a little hand in helping at least one person get a grip on her life. The thing is, as with most things, it's the final outcome people see & relate to - not the cause of how they came to be.

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    Re: Will anyone know your name in a thousand years?

    It is my great hope that over the next thousand years we won't have any new names added to the history books in the line of "_____ the conqueror", or great military generals. It is my hope that a name will be added for someone remembered as "one of the greatest peace makers" or negotiator instead. I know that the odds are slim and that history is against me on this one, but I can hope.

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    Re: Will anyone know your name in a thousand years?

    If I changed my name, by Deed Poll, to Queen Elizabeth, I'm quite sure that history books ( or however historical facts are stored in a thousand years time ) will have at least a paragraph ( or it's equivalent ) devoted to my existence ! If I remain with the name I was christened with or changed by marriage, I doubt that I would be remembered by anybody but my direct descendants, and that would only be as a passing curiosity !
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    Re: Will anyone know your name in a thousand years?

    Ive just discovered why none of us (and im just assuming here,although given some of the posts i could be wrong) will be famous beyond our lifetimes. Apparently we dont take enough alcohol and drugs.

    A book being discussed on radio the other day called 'Tanked'...by Amon Evans. How alcohol and drugs shaped human history.
    Seems our most beloved and others were constantly off their faces. And quite a few youd be shocked about.

    So it seems you 'll have to start hitting the bottle or shooting up if you want to be remembered......and dont forget to leave a trail off distruction as you go.

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    Re: Will anyone know your name in a thousand years?

    Quote Originally Posted by magentaflame View Post
    Ive just discovered why none of us (and im just assuming here,although given some of the posts i could be wrong) will be famous beyond our lifetimes. Apparently we dont take enough alcohol and drugs.

    A book being discussed on radio the other day called 'Tanked'...by Amon Evans. How alcohol and drugs shaped human history.
    Seems our most beloved and others were constantly off their faces. And quite a few youd be shocked about.

    So it seems you 'll have to start hitting the bottle or shooting up if you want to be remembered......and dont forget to leave a trail off distruction as you go.
    It seems that there were some famous fans of Vin Mariani - cocaine infused wine. Queen Victoria, Pope Leo XIII, Pope Pius X, Thomas Edison, and Ulysses S. Grant were all fans. Pope Leo even awarded a Vatican gold medal to it and was in a poster for it.

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    I went to pope pius tenth primary school....suddenly things are becoming clear to me. It was the eucharistic wine!!!!! Is there no end to the evils of the catholic church? Lol

    Stalin, churchill, Rosavelt......its worrying. What if people had found out during WW11 they were being lead by druggies and alcoholics.....but we shouldnt be surprised....America has a fine history of doping up its military, especially pilots.

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    Re: Will anyone know your name in a thousand years?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clodhopper View Post
    If that's so and civilisation goes kerplumph but with survivors, then it's possible any of you with descendents could become gods in the future...
    I suggest you've grasped the wrong end of the stick here. Those of us who are currently Gods will be remembered by those of our descendants who survive. That's the Viking model. Speaking as one who qualifies I can't see how it could be refuted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    I suggest you've grasped the wrong end of the stick here. Those of us who are currently Gods will be remembered by those of our descendants who survive. That's the Viking model. Speaking as one who qualifies I can't see how it could be refuted.
    I think that makes Genghis Khan Top God, then...
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