Monday, February 22, 2010

Pros to the Apocalypse

I'm reading Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer and I feel like there are some upsides to the end of the world.

Little to no access to Internet and cable, everyone has to write letters, the family all works together on old-timey tasks like cooking and gathering wood and using oil lamps, they use an honor system at the library and books are considered precious, and the kids meet at the pond to go swimming, start tragic romances and get the latest gossip.

I don't really need to talk about the downsides, do I?


  1. Those are some pretty good upsides, actually! :-)

  2. The more connecting tools we have the more disconnected we seem to get.

  3. I agree. I get so excited when snail mail comes and sometimes I wish it were still the norm.