In today’s society with everyone complaining about the “millennials” and other up and coming generations, let’s take a look at the big picture. Each generation is going to complain about the generations before and their lack of ideology and the lack of respect for tradition with the generations coming after.
“Tradition is a guide and not a jailer”
-W. Somerset Maugham
In terms of technology: The betterment of so many things in our day to day world, gps came from the tradition of a map, then gps devices turned into being on a phone. Take the phone for example. Once was a stationary analog version on the wall of a home, turned into a brick of a handheld device, and over many adaptations has turned into something that fits into the palm of our hands and has capabilities computer scientists thirty years ago couldn’t have imagined.
Yes, technology is a double-edged sword. We have every question we have ever asked, answered in a moment’s notice. Potentially leading to a lack of patience, critical thinking skills, lack of math skills among other negative things. But the experience of the advancement in technology is the adaptation of our society.
Just like with anything in life, it is easier to dwell on the negatives in and of things rather than the positives. If we can follow the words in the quote above, we can see exactly how the old has shown the pathway to our technologies. At the same time, we don’t have to stay “set in our ways” and adapt to the future with our ever-growing capabilities in which technology is providing.
Have a good week and a happy 4th!