Would You Visit the Future or the Past in a Time Machine?
Back in May of last year, the website YouGov began a survey with the simple question, "If time travel were possible, which would you prefer?" And the options were easy. Travel to the future or take a trip back in time to the past?
With just under 4,000 people taking the online survey, overwhelmingly, people were convinced they would much more enjoy that trip back down memory lane. 51% said that was the way to go with only 27% citing they would much prefer to travel to the land of the unknown in the future. 22% said they didn't know. (Not sure why anyone would take the time to take an online survey, just to say, I don't know, but that's another subject for another time)
When you break down the results by ages, younger people between 18 and 24 were the most likely to want to go to the future with 37% saying that was the way to go. And the age cell from 50 to 65 was the biggest demographic saying they'd love to go back in time with a whopping 57% saying this was their choice.
Being that I'm in that latter cell, I have to admit, I think I'd like to go back in time myself. And not to any particular time in my own life. I mean way, way back in time. Course, I can think of some terrible decisions I've made and I'd love to go back and tell myself to rethink that situation, but I'd like to go back to the early days of America.
I'm nearly positive I would have excelled back then. When all you ate was what you caught, killed or grew. In the days before Facebook and when your personal standings were less important than caring for your neighbor. When God was part of every decision we made. When a man's word was his bond. When people were thrilled at being part of America and understood what these new freedoms were worth and were willing to give their lives to defend it.
Yeah, I'd sign up for that revival again today!