Meet your great great grandparents or your great great grandchildren?

Would you rather meet your great great grandparents or your great great grandchildren? This is an excellent question from Table Topics.

Meeting your great great grandparents is a solid choice, because it’s nice to know where you came from and your lineage. Who’s in your blood that helped made you who you are today.

Meeting your great great grandchildren is a very interesting option, because we normally don’t think of meeting them. It’s usually our ancestors that one is curious about. It would be great to see what sort of legacy you left.

Another thing to consider is do you look forward to the future or do you look back to the past? If you are a past anaylzer, then meeting your g-g-grandparents would be wonderful. And if you like wondering about the future, then meeting your g-g-grandkids would be most insightful. I tend to do both things.

Looking to the past:

Whenever a chapter in my life is over, I like to make a little book or something. Funny thing is that is just kinda happens. At the end of college I made a cd-rom presentation of all my artwork and designwork (yes, cd-roms were all the rage back then). When I left Sales Solutions after three years, I revamped my portfolio. And when the Tribune laid me off after 6 years, I made several portfolios of my work. And for the past couple months at the end of every day I write one line summarizing the day (this will be a blog post for later).

Looking to the future:

But I don’t like to get trapped in the past, which I think is why I would rather meet my g-g-grandkids. I do have plans for the future, but for the most part I tend to leave those up to God. I know the path I’m on now, but the future is only known by Him, so I know my–MY plans will change as time goes on. We have no control over that. I just try to walk and live my life in a way that would please God (and yes, we all tend to get sidetracked with other things that aren’t always pleasing to God, but I’ll leave that topic to another theological discussion, because I’m getting off track here–pun intended).

Seeing into the future or the past:

Meeting your g-g-grandkids would also enable you to know what the future is like! Granted, I don’t think the question is meant to touch on that topic, but one could also argue that a benefit of meeting your g-g-grandparents is knowing what the past was really like. While I’m very curious what it’s like to live in the past without warm showers. I like available running water too much. And looking to the past tends to make me more thankful for what we have now. Oh snap. I just realized if you looked to the future, and saw what they have and what we don’t have, that might kinda make you jealous. Hmmm, maybe looking to the past is a better thing after all.

Would you rather meet your great great grandparents or your great great grandchildren? Please leave your answers in the comments. Thank you.

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16 years ago

This is an easy one, since I don’t have kids! Even if I did, I’d lean towards looking at the past, learning things that have been forgotten. Don’t forget, a person has 16 great great grandparents. And in my case, it would be unlikely more than two would be able to speak English. That would be a big, babbling group!

Tom Saaristo
Tom Saaristo
16 years ago

Considering the fact that I have zero desire to have any children, I’m not in the race to have any grandchildren, or great grandchildren and I certainly wouldn’t want to meet the little rugrats if they did somehow crawl out of the woodwork. On the other hand, I was adopted, so I think it would be grand, pardon the pun, to meet my great great grandparents. But not before my parents.

14 years ago

i was going to first say g-g-grandchildren, but then i decided g-g-grandparents because i would like to learn some stuff about my past.

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