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inspired by terry zink's shifting of the dates on the original comic. i realized that the truth that the original comic really expressed was not that the tables had turned, but that the problems of the past always seem minor in comparison to our current problems. it's a kind of relativity that makes us see the past through rose coloured glasses. yes, our problems are increasing but so is our ability to deal with them - that's the only way the past can look so rosy.