I’m fairly delighted that you’re reading this letter written by a teenager living in probably several centuries ahead from where you’re standing now. At this moment, I’d like to share something about the present.
Ideas are sparking with new inventions like mini wrist phones to make life more convenient. Internet is dominating as it enables us to see the world, make new friends and even shop without stepping out of our houses. Transportation is prospering when we make best use of land, sea and sky to weave separate dots into an integrated global network.
As technology tends to take a leap, the world is gradually heading for a unity. However, some unsettled forces now called ”extremism” are aiming at breaking the peace and establishing their own kingdom. Chanting the slogans of religion and alleged truth, the black whole induces people into misleading roads to destruction. Fortunately, countries abreast of each other are grappling with the evil and I believe despite constant dismal clouds, the sun will eventually shine bright.
Where there’s light, there’s shadow. The world is always a mixture of fragrance and bitterness, isn’t it?
Wish you all the best!
I use the word “friend”, but this is in fact an overstatement. Other than the fact that we are of the same age, the centuries have created an insuperable abyss between us.
Indeed, I am in no position to lecture you on your life, nor need I write about my era. I am writing this letter to open your eyes to the real world.
If you take a look at your society and compare it to the history books, you may say you live in an utopia. That is not true.
History is like the classical music BOLERO. Its recurring theme has always been human nature: greed, fury, envy… The sevensins of Man are passed from one generation to the next: war, famine, death… The four horsemen of Apocalypse changed their faces and still gallop in the dark margin of civilization.
Where there is light, there’s darkness. If you can only see the bright future, then you will be blinded by it.
To see the world as it truly is, to know and fear the darkness in people’s hearts, to replace youthful innocence with old-fox’s cunning… They are all part of growing up.
Naiveté has no place in any era.
Best of Luck,