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My Time Capsule
Paula Perry
Kaplan University

My Time Capsule
If you are reading this letter, then I know you have uncovered my time capsule. I know the times have certainly changed from my era to yours. It is my pleasure to tell you a few things about my society and give you an example of what life was like in the year 2013/2014 for me. My daily routines would start like this: I would wake up at 7am to start my routines. This includes cleaning my house, taking my two dogs outside, eating and doing my school work. While doing my school work I would listen to love songs from the 80’s to relax and concentrate (Perry, 2014).

At present, I am enrolled into Kaplan University online pursuing my Bachelors in Psychology. During my day, I have to read my books and post to the discussion boards and comment to two classmates’ posts with minimum 250 words. I also have to attend one seminar a week for one hour online with my classmates and the Professor. During the ten week course we have three essays due, so I am constantly working on them early. Once my school work is over, however, I spend my time surfing the internet such as, Facebook, Yahoo mail, and playing games online. On the weekends I am more active with working out and walking, and spending time with my family. I believe to have a positive balance in my life is by staying in shape (Perry, 2014).
In 2013/2014, in our society we judge people by the way they look, I have heard people say if you are fat that means you are poor. When I asked what they meant they stated the reason people are fat is because they are lazy and they eat cheap food that is filled with fat. They also stated they are fat because they do not care for their body. People also think that if you are thin, you will be liked and respected, if you are decked out from head to toe in expensive clothing then you will receive better customer service everywhere you go. In society today, we waist so much food for example; I do not eat left over’s so I throw away everything not eaten daily (Perry, 2014).

Item 2: Decision-Making and Morality
In the 21st century people would go out of their way to help one another after a crisis. I will give you an example, when Alabama was hit by devastating tornadoes that killed 30 ("Alabama tornadoes 2012," 2014). People from all over came to Alabama bringing water, non-perishable foods, medical, and emotional support. The people came together to help them rebuild their state and to let them know they are not alone, they are there willing to give their energy and time to help repair the homes as well as people’s lives.

Item 3: Happiness
Happiness to me is experiencing life’s simple pleasures such as being able to work-out, walk or run that people take for granted. I came to this understanding from being around my younger brother who became paralyzed when he was shot in 2002 and he lost the use of his legs. Despite this, he still found happiness in all he done for the next two years. My younger brother made me see how fortunate I was too having all my bodily functions and how fast I could lose them. He has shown me how to be a better person in all I do and he has taught me how to live with happiness and no regrets in life (Perry, 2014).

Item 4: Literature
The specific literary I chose is a novel called: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, it is an all-time American classic that has endured and lasted in ways that other novels hasn’t and won’t last. It is a historical fiction giving readers a glimpse of the laid back town's life in the mid to late 19th century. The town is called St. Petersburg that is based on Hannibal, Missouri, the hometown of Mark Twain (Twain, 2012). The reason this is significant to me is because it shows and tells of the simple yet good life a young boy lives, it brings back old American cultures that are good and whole, not bad and corrupt like today’s and the future (Perry, 2014).

Item 5: Art and Architecture
The piece of art I want to share with the people of the future is a painting of “Mona Lisa”. The artist name is Leonardo da Vinci; he was an Italian sculptor, musician, engineer, and scientist. He depicted in his drawings, with scientific precision and consummate artistry, subjects ranging from flying machines to caricatures; he also executed intricate anatomical studies of people, animals, and plants ("Leonardo da vinci," 1996–2013). Art is worth preserving for readers 100+ years in the future because it is important and it is a wonderful way to express your feelings. The point of art is to create “something” from what appears to be “nothing”, it tells a story of something or someone.

Item 5: Music
Seize the Day by Avenged Sevenfold. This song is significant to me because you never know what will happen in life. This item is worth preserving for 100 + years in the future because you never know when something is going to happen to someone very close to you. This selection communicates to our culture today because in life you have to take one day at a time you never know if there will be a tomorrow. You have to live life like there is no tomorrow. All you have for the loved ones you have lost is memories and they fade away with time. So, live for today and love the one's around you because this day could be your last.

Item 6: Film
The film I chose for the people of the future to see is: The Wizard of Oz, it is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The movie teaches us about finding our way home and it is one of the best family films ever produced. One of the more subtle messages of the film is the way it characterizes human nature: people are depicted as generally good ("Why 'the wizard," 1991-2014). This movie has great designs and music and it will still amaze people of your time.

Item 7: Pop Culture
The pop culture I choose to talk about is a female singer named Britney Spears; she is an American recording artist and entertainer. Some of her famous songs I think people from your time would like to listen too are: Baby One More Time which was released in 1999 and Oops! I Did It Again and it was released in 2000. Britney was established as a pop icon during the late 1990s, and her work earned her numerous awards including a Grammy, six MTV Video Music Awards. In 2009, Billboard ranked Britney as the 8th overall Artist of the Decade and also recognized her as the best-selling female artist of the first decade of the 21st century ("Britney spears discography," 2014).

In conclusion, I hope my time capsule and letters have found you during a much easier time. I hope all the mistakes we have made during the 20th and 21st century has not resulted in disaster for your era. I hope the future generations learn from our mistakes and they will not commit the same ones. I wish you all the best in all you do or say (Perry, 2014).

Best Regards,
Paula D. Perry…...

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