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Disconnect

As a part of the younger generation, I feel almost separated from the way the world used to be. I feel almost disgusted by our behavior. You see, life used to be simpler. There was no Internet. No cell phones. No Instant Gratification. And in some ways, that is good. If it weren’t for Internet, I wouldn’t be talking to you right now. With some people, I think, there’s a sense of entitlement with being part of the Technology boom. Who has the latest phone? The nicest clothes? That seems to be the only important question around these days. And quite frankly, that’s wrong. It’s wrong that all we’re focused on is who’s who, and where to see and be seen. This didn’t seem to be a problem in the 60’s and 70’s. Since there wasn’t any of the modern technology we use today, all of this could be avoided. There was no way to comment instantly. There was no way to communicate as easy and as fast as today. I guess what I’m trying to say is that people have abused the privilege of technology. And I think people have that principle confused. People think it’s their right to have these advantages. But it isn’t a right. We here in America, the greatest, most powerful country, have become used to this idea of instant gratification. Imagine kids in the Third World, who are so excited to even think about having these privileges. We just expect it. And I’m guilty of it too. I think everyone is. It’s hard not to indulge. But there has to be some limits. There has to be a way to control it. Just imagine, 15, 20 years, from now, what the Internet will be, what technology will be in general. I don’t think people realize what technology can do. There’s good, and there’s bad. I don’t want to sound crass. I think it’s important to get priorities right. With so many people struggling, at home and abroad, it’s ignorant to talk about the latest phones, the latest trends. Because in the end, we’re just hurting ourselves. We’re damaging the very right to live. We have a general responsibility to help others. It’s just in our nature. Throughout history, there is someone helping someone. No matter what the situation is. If we continue on this path of getting things when we want, how we want, we will become a ignorant people, we will become selfish. Anthony J. D’Angelo said: ““The most important things in life aren’t things.” And that is so true, because if we’re defined by the items we have, we aren’t being defined. We have to be defined by the things we do, how we give back to society, how we help the world grow, rather than what we possess. 

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June 8, 2008 - Posted by | rants and raves

1 Comment »

  1. totally agree

    Comment by mike | July 2, 2008 | Reply


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