The advent of technology is the major accomplishment of the human race, but to what extent? despite the profound benefits, technology has played an important role in dumbing the new age individuals to some extent.
The writer’s intent is to portray a grim side of technology and modernization about the delusions it has put forth and what role it has played to put children and their Grandparents miles apart. Millennials today are living an unsatisfactory life driven by narcissism, rage and restrictions. Peace is something that they are far from. They are rather concerned about maintaining the status quo to keep them alive in their imagined, self-sustained, modern, and fancy society or perhaps (philosophy).
That average child who used to get utterly cheerful by a mere present from their grandparents back in the ’90s is now struggling to find inner peace in this age of tech-fueled rat race. The least a child gets well versed with technology ever since its born is two years. In their childhood, the 90s kids(us) used to be happy from the inside even when there was nothing much to do. Yet they figured out their perfect amusement to be occupied.
Leaving school and returning home to eat the fresh and delicious mother made food put smiles on our faces. After getting over with our daily chores we used to lie down on the laps of our grannies for a good pampering or spent hours listening to the wisdom of our grandfathers. Everything was so beautiful, so energizing. Peaceful!.
The modern child is so busy leading a life full of competitiveness and aimless pursuits that it mind-boggling to learn the drastic digital divide in just two decades. Blessed were the grannies of the 19th century when their grandchildren were their best friends. The children aged 5-25 back then used to cherish the bed-time stories by their grannies and wandered off to sleep listening to the stories of great men, super characters, and some freaking hauntings for misbehaving kids.
For them, that was the prime entertainment of the nights. How beautiful it was to listen to those stories and drift off to sleep in our fairylands.
An average Joe spends nearly 5 hours on his smartphone or tablet every day. That translates to 76 hours a year, spent doing relatively nothing, but rather strictly concerned posting memes and liking that friend’s picture who went hiking up a mountain or posing with their new expensive asset. We were so rich back then when we had only a pencil box and a cool bag. We used to collect happiness in a set of pencils and new erasers. Our world was full, satisfying and mesmerizing. Two decades later what have we become? But here we are, caught up in our own tiny world of insecurities.
Are we satisfied with our belongings and the status quo we maintain? Perhaps not. We should ask our grannies what we were like back in the days and they would tell us the truth about how happy and while we were.
How many of us sit beside our grandparents and actually love to listen to them?. Do we have a proper temperament to listen to their golden words anymore? The wisdom calls us once again to build that relationship with them. Let us act like kids and voice their concerns. For we are the 90’s kids and we love our grandparents.