Today’s life is fast and furious, like the movie. Full of fast cars, fast foods and a furiously, hectic lifestyle, ever changing in both fashion and technology. Just when you think you have got the hang of a new computer programme, it changes. Cellular phones are forever becoming smarter and children have seemed to forgotten how to be children. The people of today think that they are entitled to almost everything. Respect and discipline have gotten lost along the way. The true meaning of life seems to be almost forgotten.
The older generation seems to cling to the “old way” of doing things. Trying to keep the principles alive and to instil them in the young generation who just seem to ignore it. Given, there are those of the younger generation that seem to want to revert back to the easier times of The Past and I salute them.
In our days, life seemed to be more simple, more at ease. Children played in the streets with each other, games that did not include any technology were the rage. Folk sat on the stoep (front porch) in the evenings, watching the kids at play and chatting to your neighbours. Respect was earn in the workplace and children actually listened to their parents. Dinner was home cooked and eaten around the dining room table not in front of the Television. Weekends were the “fast food” times as a treat. Families were units then. No cellular telephones as yet and when you were out nobody could disturb you. No text messages, no sitting with a cell phone in hand at restaurants. Rules and regulations were adhered to.
Life was slower……. Then it all changed when technology burst into full existence with a vengeance.
Past vs. Present……. Being of the older generation I yearn for the days of old…… much simpler and much more restful.