I wonder if our ancestors’ sense of history was a lot different than ours is because they did not have the audio and visual record we have. Many people seem to think that either not much happened before microphones and cameras came along, or that the only history that matters is the one you can listen to or see with your own eyes.
What’s the point of life? Think about it. Eventually, we all die. In one generation, some people will remember us. In two generations, even fewer will. In 100 years, virtually all of us will be forgotten. Doesn’t that mean our lives didn’t matter in the end?