Temporal significance

« The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. » William James http://is.gd/DcNSjw

Compare that to “SnapChat Turns Down $3 Billion Offer From Facebook http://bit.ly/186CgzC // from slashdotbot [San Francisco]”. Their business model is based on posting images that disappear after 10 seconds.

Compare that to my recent discovery that my Great-Great-Great uncle (I think) was attending lectures by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyman_Beecher, father of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Beecher_Stowe (Uncle Tom’s Cabin) at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lane_Theological_Seminary in 1834 when a large part of the student body caused near riots debating slavery and helping spark the abolition movement….27 years before the civil war. He died the next year….