We are the ancestors of the age to come.
“I have read somewhere of an old Chinese curse: “May you be born in an interesting time!”
Well, this is a very interesting time; there are no models for anything that is going on. It is a period of free fall into the future, and each has to make his or her own way. The old models are not working; the new have not yet appeared. In fact, it is we who are even now shaping the new in the shaping of our “interesting” lives. And that is the whole sense of the present challenge: we are the ‘ancestors’ of the age to come, the unwitting generators of it’s supporting mythologies, the models that will inspire future lives.”
- Joseph Campbell