365 Writing Prompts: 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?

I’m not sure which age I’d like to belong, there are advantages and disadvantages no matter which age I belong to.

I can see a lot of inventions are in place to make us comfortable, but it also makes us want more.There are a variety of tools in the market for our amusement, if something new is invented, there are businesses trying to invent something better.

It costs a lot to keep up with technology, we are not happy we crave for more.

If I think of the past century it wasn’t that bad, we had all the necessities of life, we worked harder than we do now it kept us fit, we were healthier I think. 

I remember in my Economics class my teacher sister Rose Bernard told us Americans are always in debt, when we questioned her why, she said buying things on credit is the reason, one which they cannot get out of, without paying off their debt they buy a newer model of appliance for instance, which results in accumulating more debt.

Both past and present ages have their advantages and disadvantages, it’s difficult to decide when in human history would I rather be. If I can take some from the past and some from the present I’d be happy, it is not practical, I guess I don’t have an answer!

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2 thoughts on “365 Writing Prompts: 21st Century Citizen

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this post which reminds me that, while many modern people have a lot of material goods, we are nonetheless poorer than ever.

    All good wishes,

    robert

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