With the year 2007 and the wind on our backs, there’s no reason why we can’t weigh anchor and move forward full speed ahead into 2008. However, it’s also not such a bad idea to look back at the year that has just passed. In fact, it might even help us navigate through the waters of 2008. Before you start wondering what my obsession with all this seafarer talk, let me get to the point. Time Magazine has already released a series of the best Top 10 Lists of 2007. It’s a great and perspective-changing look at all the highs and lows of the year 2007.They range from the Top 10 T-Shirt Worthy Slogans to the Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs. Being the spontaneous blogger that I am, I decided to click away at some of them.
Top 10 Quotes
As harmless as this Top 10 may sound, it’s actually filled with a whole lot of underlying messages and possible implications. One of the most memorable quotes that made the list is this comment from the President of Iran regarding gays and lesbians during a visit to a university in the United States.
“In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals, like in your country.”
I remember hearing about this on the news but I can’t recall how the United States reacted to this statement. Personally, I think it can be turned into something positive or negative, depending on which angle the people look at it.
Top 10 Fiction Books
There was only one title in mind as I scanned the contents of this list. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. There is no way anyone would have skipped this book out. Of course, there were other great books included in the list as well. Most, I’m ashamedly unfamiliar with. With no more Harry Potter books to eagerly await, 2008 should promise a whole new reading list for me. Another novel worth checking out is Jim Shepard’s Like You’d Understand Anyway. By the way, I’m currently reading Einstein’s Dreams. It didn’t make the list but it makes for a pretty interesting read if you’re interested in the concept of time.
Top 10 Green Ideas
I think the year 2007 played the green game pretty well. More and more consumers are starting to incorporate green living into their lifestyles, myself included. No more plastic bags! Well, one of the Top 10 Green Ideas last year was the concept of green-collar jobs. Yes, green! The world has created green job opportunities out there despite what coal companies might argue.
This is just a taste of Time Magazine’s Top 10 List Series. If you want to know more, go right to the source. 2008 carries with it promises of new beginnings. However, it is really up to is to make that change. 🙂 Have a prosperous new year everybody!