Zeitgeist (n.): The defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time
What was 2011 like for you? Yes, our conventional months and years may just be social constructs of our ancestral moon and star watchers but they undeniably give us windows of time with which we can reflect upon. Look back at your life the past year, the victories and struggles, the joys and sorrows, the happiness and the disappointments. What kind of person have you become through it all? What has your family become? What has the world become?
Watch Google’s annual zeitgeist (as gleaned from top searches on its engine) to get an idea of what were on people’s collective minds the past year. Here’s wishing all of you a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.