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Old and New

If an ancient man saw planes two thousand years ago 
He would've thought they were birds 
Or angels from another world 
Or messengers from other planets.
Every new machine would have surprised him— The car, TV, radio, phone, camera.
He would've thought he was a savage Who didn't understand.
If he saw a computer, Watching people talking on the internet, He would have thought it was a civilization Much more advanced and ahead of his.
And if he stayed longer among the messengers He would have learned that every child had the knowledge And understanding of these things Or how to use all of them.
Yet, after a while, he would have noticed That none of them were advanced enough To be labeled as those who know more Than the one who said: I know nothing.

Poem by Dejan Stojanovic
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