21st Century Citizen

Do you belong in this day and age? Do you feel comfortable being a citizen of the 21st-century? If you do, explain why — and if you don’t, when in human history would you rather be?


Photo: http://fostercityblog.com/2013/03/then-and-now/

Sometimes I miss the world as it was when I was a child.  I look at children today and pity them.  When technology is down, it’s as if they don’t really know what to do to occupy the time.  In my time (gosh, that makes me sound so very old!), the world was our playground.  We could play outside whenever we wanted.  We had dolls and books for rainy days and TV was restricted to half an hour every day.  I remember my sister and myself listening in on phone calls – all phones were still routed through a central switchboard with an old lady at the other end “Nommer Asseblief?” (Number please?) and I miss the simplicity of those days.

On the other hand however, I am so grateful for where we are in terms of technology.  It sometimes is a curse, but can you imagine how difficult it would be to do our work without internet, email, etc?  It would be a nightmare.  Not to mention writing.  I have so much respect for Shakespeare, Hemingway and the likes.  How they managed to become famous without the internet boggles my mind.

So, generally speaking, I think I am pretty happy to be happy to live in the now!

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