Blog Post #320
There is a video that has been circulating the internet for a few years about the REAL seven wonders of the world. In fact, there are several floating around cyberspace — each a little different but all with essentially the same content and the same message. A lesson about what is important in life.
I love the list of the real wonders — I totally agree — but I wanted to credit the source of the story so I went on one of my little searches (with the help of my BFF, Google). In my foray, I found three or four video stories about a class of students — sometimes elementary kids, sometimes high schoolers — who were studying the classic wonders of the world. They discussed the magnificent edifices: the Taj Mahal, the Great Pyramids, the Great Wall of China, etc. They voted on the ones they thought were the most awe-inspiring. One of the students had a completely different list — this is the theme of the video(s) — and that list gave everyone pause.
After a bit of searching, I gave up finding the original source of this story — but I want to share the list. It is sentimental, and I am sure that some will find it treacly, simplistic and idealistic. I think it has merit and the wonders listed are ones we all take for granted. I believe that we should think about, remember and be grateful for all seven of these wonders.
Would you add anything to this list?