No more antiques, heirlooms
October 14, 2011 6:43am CST
No more antiques, heirlooms if you think about it! right now we have old movies or cds/tapes/records etc from the past when currently everything is electronic mp3's etc and face it years from now (and even now) you cant get things to play vhs or records etc so as computers get more and more advanced there will be nothing for anything non virtual. no one buys quality stuff as far as dishes or kitchenware. they buy plastic this and that when we have been handed down china from great great so in so. quilts are out comforters in. the list goes on and on. so i hope no one in the future needs money because it wont be as easy to sell things like it is now. my generation will either have virtual ware or plastic junk that no one can use. sad isnt it? most of the younger generation right now hates older stuff or doesnt take care of it so it ends up broken etc. there will be some people that their families hand down stuff but it wont be like it is now where you can pick and choose what to keep and sell things if you need money or hand down things that can still be used
• United States
15 Oct 11
I think I'm about your age, but I completely disagree with your view! Although a lot of the things that used to be used have now gone virtual, there are still plenty of things that are material. And there are still many people who value high quality items. Even though many of the things we own today are mainstream or widely marketed, it's not difficult to track down a boutique that sells only clothing by local or independent designers or a store that sells only pottery and dishware by local artisans. Although I'm not quite so well off, I know many people around my age with more financial assets who search out and buy these types of items. Additionally, I know many people who scrapbook or create their own handicrafts. My aunt knits me things all the time, and I treasure them all. I, myself, like to make jewelry. I have friends who like to paint. These are all potential heirlooms for future generations. And of course, we all still drive cars! And vintage cars will always be valuable and in style, even if they're not fuel efficient.
• United States
14 Oct 11
This is sad, but true. I still have CD's, some old tapes, and different things that I hope to get to hold onto. But, as you said, before too long they will most likely be only "junk" that has no use at all. I have a lot of VHS tapes that I would love for my 2 year old to get to watch, since they're a bunch of Disney cartoons, but a VHS player is basically impossible to find. And DVD's are about to go out too it seems. I wish things could be as simple as they used to be, but the world is going downhill quite quickly.