What’s the character trait you admire the most about yourself?
I like my curious nature, it helps me to study about a variety of subjects I’m not familiar with. It keeps me interested in reading about everything in our environment. I do not pretend to know a lot of things I haven’t heard about.
I’m always willing to learn, I’ve found out I can even learn from someone younger than me. In this age of technology the younger generation know a lot more than me. I do not hesitate to learn from them.
I love to be friendly and nice provided I’m not treated poorly by my fellow humans.
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!
It was a couple of years ago,I just started the online course. I noticed at the bottom of my comment,the image of garbage cans. I was unaware what it meant. I can be very impulsive. I didn’t give it a second thought. I got in touch with the person and complained. When my daughter came in I complained to her as well, you should have seen her facial expression it was nothing less than,”Priceless”.
My daughter explained what it meant. I was so embarrassed, I didn’t know how to apologize. I did several times. I even apologize now,whenever I think of how stupid I was. Technology is so far ahead of me,Sometimes I’m afraid to do or say anything.
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”.
There are ways to manage ones privacy. I know those who are online,at least some will try to know certain things,if it is advantageous to them. This is an age of technology,one has to be cautious.You are never sure who is keeping track of you. So I try to keep some things about me private.
I try to be careful about blogging,I don’t know who is genuine,who is not. These things comes to mind. I do not have many followers,the ones I have,I know them.
Privacy (Photo credit: g4ll4is)ones I have, I know them through online courses I take. I feel all right. This is all I can say.
Cooking Mama: World Kitchen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Today’s Daily Prompt brings back nostalgic memories of my aunt. She and I got along well,we spent hours talking about this and that. Poor thing she was the one who was in the kitchen cooking all day,with minimum hired help.I remember, we had just finished eating lunch,my aunt Bela was back in the kitchen preparing supper. I sat on the doorstep of the kitchen,watching her.She looked tired that day, she had a very tired smile. I wasn’t old enough to help her,and didn’t understand her pain.I was there to use my ‘gift of gab’. Suddenly she looked at me and said, “Ranu wouldn’t it be wonderful,if someone invented a pill which would replace food,and we’d be satisfied,it’d mean no cooking,no washing dishes,what do you think?” What did I think my brain could not fathom,that a pill can actually take the place of food. I smiled and said nothing. Either way it made no difference to me,this thing aunt Bela dished out to me was way beyond my comprehension.
Today after such a long time,I face the same question.It is slightly different but the thought is the same,a pill replacing cooking and cleaning,would I take the pill with all the nutrition stuffed in it,only it would look like a normal pill. Whether it is red or blue who cares. I know this is the twenty-first century, the world has made huge strides in technology. But can they invent a pill that can be a substitute for food. If for instance they do discover this extraordinary pill that single-handedly takes care of all our woes of cooking and cleaning. It looks good on paper. ‘Nay’,I will not go for it. I’d rather prefer my labor of cooking than have a pill. I’ll miss so many tasty food,the act of eating crunchy chips,chewing those juicy hamburgers, eating those fabulous cheese cakes. the flavor the taste of food,I’ll miss if I opt for a pill .I think about it this way, I will miss chewing and exercising my jaws.
There is too much to lose and not much to gain. Cooking is fun and relaxing. Then there is the question of inviting friends and families,what am I going to serve for dinner , “A Blue Pill”? No it looks and sounds grim from start to finish. So I say no to this amazing pill.