Dinosaurs

Sometimes people come into my store, or call me on the telephone, and they are trying to get advice on what stuff to keep and what not to keep. I try my best to educate them. One point I try to make, with a little bit of humor, is that they are the product of four billions years of evolution. And having made it this far, their set of chromosomes are the very first, after four BILLION years, to be able to pass their family histories forward to the next generation. So why wouldn’t they want to do that? We are better than the dinosaurs. We can pass on our legacies, or narratives, and not just leave fossils. So, do it.