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 be?

As far as I know, I’m here and it won’t make any difference whether I like it or hate it. Each century brings with it good and bad, if I could take all the good things that happened in each century and give it a name it would be superb.

It is not only unthinkable it is ridiculous. I like reading about the century when Mughal Empire thrived, all those beautiful architecture, music, poetry and the gorgeous buildings are thoroughly pleasing to read about, but there amidst all this beauty there lived people who were poor and down trodden, they were living in the century, but could not appreciate all the wonderful things surrounding them, they were unable to be part of it, they were haunted by poverty. In that era only the rich were fortunate to enjoy everything around them.

Twenty-first century seems better comparatively, poverty still is a factor, but the people are looked after by their respective governments, although in some countries this is not the case.

I don’t mind living in the twenty-first century, it is easier to travel, we get news of the world instantly. There is so much to do, so much to see one cannot be bored.I think I like the twenty-first century.

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DP Daily Prompts: Digging Up Your Digs

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500 years from now, an archaeologist accidentally stumbles on the ruins of your home. What will she learn about early 21st century humans by going through (what remains of)your stuff?

Five hundred years is a long time, our 21st century will look so primitive, just as I thought about the stone age, when the people lit fires by rubbing stones, they were geniuses though, now that I think back.

The term “Stone Age,”  was named in late 19th century by Christian J Thomsen a Danish archaeologist. He came up with a study of the human past, it was called the “Three Age System”i.e., “Stone Age” “Bronze Age” and “Iron age.” Each were technologically more complex than the one before.

Stone made tools were found in the deepest layers of the earth,followed by bronze made tools which were found on top of the deepest layers and Iron made tools were found closest to the surface. This meant metal technology developed later than the stone-made tools.

In our twenty-first century, having used up most of the above tools, steps are taken I presume to find to replace them with something readily available.

As regards what they’ll find 500 years from now in the ruins of my home is hard for me to write it will see many changes, they might have concrete structures on the lawns to make housing available for humans if the world still remains intact, for humans to survive.

There may not be anything left to find as remains who knows, since we are talking about 500 hundred years from now.

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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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DP Daily Prompt: 21st century citizen Post by Ranu

Do I belong in this day and age? I don’t know. I am here in this age.It’s all the luck of the draw. Do I like it? There are some things I like and others I don’t know.

Every age has its advantages and disadvantages. I am happy to be in the present age. The other day I saw a car,it has features I didn’t see.I think it’s awesome. The car knows how to slow down,when the driver in front suddenly changes his/her mind. Backing out of the driveway or anywhere else is easier.

The food labels help us to know what we are consuming,the calorie count,how much sugar,salt are in there. So people who are concerned can be careful.

Recycling, taking care of the planet are in full swing,it was there before,but people were not so conscientious. Although the hole that exists,probably cannot be fixed,we know enough not to cause further damage.

Technology has improved so much,it is hard to keep up. Along with technology, there is a high risk for identity theft,which is a concern.

We will perhaps never have a perfect age,then all we can do is enjoy however long we are supposed to be here. I quote from a famous American,”You are here for a short time,stop and smell the roses”.