What makes something timeless? Why do we keep our national monuments instead of using them for scrap metal? Why is a smile recognized anywhere? Why do movies like "Star Wars" or "The Godfather" continue to hold a place in our minds, while most movies today go through one ear and come out the other? To be timeless is to be valued; valued in a way that you can't tarnish with age. Heroism is a good example; it's timeless because people have always admired a hero for their bravery and valor. But why am I talking about the idea of being "Timeless"? Because the Timeless provide lessons that will always be relevant, no matter what year it is.
The most well known and famous people throughout history, they could be considered Timeless. Traits like bravery and honesty aren't fads that pass on like a certain hairstyle would. Someone, like George Washington for instance, still lives in the history books because of his role in founding our nation. So why is the idea of being Timeless important? Because it's something that people should strive for. To make their own imprint on society that won't be forgotten. To gain skills and character traits that are universal. People who are followers are only as much as what the spirit and fads of the times lets them be. If we are able to stand on our own two feet, and be outside of the infulence of what's temporary, then you will become timeless.
We will always be somewhat of a product of the times we live in. But if you craft a solid sense of self that exists outside of this loop, then you could become someone who will be admired many decades into the future, no matter how much the world had changed. There's a reason why history takes only one side. Only the winners, the most capable, and the most worthy get to take first place in humanity's biography.
The admirable ones that made a difference continue to live on in books and writings and in the minds of those who remember them. The ones who sit and become one with the crowd will be chained to their time, and eventually pass on with the wind.
So what would you consider to be Timeless? Do tell.