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What should follow the millennium development goals?

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 28 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1193

Re: What should follow the millennium development goals?

Mankind memorializes time. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. We also commemorate decades, centuries, and millennia. The end of the 19th century is called fin de siecle, and the end of the 20th century is called Y2K. With Y2K, we worried about our computers and expected a messiah. But instead, we got a witches' brew of terrorism, war, corruption, economic depression, and natural disasters. Prophetically, poetically, and noetically, the first decade of the 21st century has unceremoniously ushered in the pandemonium millennium. Now, more than ever before, time must be realized, not just memorialized.

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29 March 2013
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO, USA