Life is such a thing that doesn’t stop for anyone, doesn’t mind anyone or stop changing for anyone or anything… change is the only phenomenon, which has no change…. Everything else is changeable in this world.., people change, generations change, things change. What if life stops changing, what if life goes on everyday in a very similar way? What if people are the same and there’s no such thing called change? There would be nothing called experience… there would be nothing called life in life…there would be no mistakes and no lessons from it…
What if people are still uneducated like in the past? What if people are still eating dates and drinking normal water and surviving without AC? What if there’s no such thing called technology? What if there’s no transport? What if we are like our parents and their old ways of doing things?? What if sincerity is still in men like before? What if the religion is the purest form of a personal affair like before unlike something that rules even the personal life of others?
Would life be simpler???…. Would life be a burning hell??… Would we be able to find the same happiness and satisfaction we get from using net, riding brand new cars… and playing video games and chatting…?
When I really listen to my parents and their stories about their the past, I feel that people were very happy, they were peaceful, they lived with what they had, And made the best use of their resources… actually we are a generation which sits comfortably on the rewards of hardships, sufferings and sacrifices of our predecessors and simply refer them as uneducated narrow minded…. All the good things that we are enjoying right now was a gift or a reward for their prayers patience and tolerance. They helped each other, they weren’t judgmental, like now, and we suffer from judging. They were not prejudice…. Unlike many of us…
In the past education weren’t very important, they survived without education, they worked hard and made their life…. Of course people went to school, but it was a lot different, they didn’t have technologies to make their life easier… they didn’t have computers or even mobile phones… they didn’t have numerous apps to kill the break times… they weren’t reluctant to go and talk to others and be merry…. Now we all self centered…glued to our phones… chatting with friends… tweeting…instagramming and doing very much more… we talk to strangers from another continents but we are blind just to see and talk with the people around…. they were humble…polite…and Respect was the first lesson in school and then only the knowledge, now we can see how children are behaving in school. What I really love when professors and doctors talk about the past they have to wander around like dogs for book and knowledge and knowledge was priceless as always… they used to struggle and fight for it in their times…now we have internet.. All knowledge is in fingertips… we don’t have to fight for it… still we are lazy enough not to look for a topic if we don’t have a presentation or test knowledge is everywhere…but nobody likes to grab it with the same enthusiasm or passion that the people in old times showed. In my society women didn’t have to go to school, that was for men. Now it’s different, thinking about it makes me feel that I wana live this life as a good peaceful housewife who wants nothing but peace for her family, but when I remember that if I lived in the past I wouldn’t be able to write fast like now and it would take ages to write a thing and another life to get it published…., I wouldn’t be able to play angry birds, I wouldn’t be able to tweet, wouldn’t be able to see the world and know about cultures under the blanket. But I don’t care about all that. I want to live in a peaceful world. Peace…peaceful life… peace of mind… that’s what’s the exact difference between them and us…-
What about patience back then?
Our brains now are used to think fast and take everything fast. Patience is way far from us, before in camels they traveled for long hours and days, and now we can’t even wait 10 minutes for our turn to see a doctor in a clinic!
What happened? Is it because of the generation of fast food technology? No wonder technology is developing very rapidly! I believe patience has influenced by technology.
That machines we see today are no more there tomorrow, they move their way to something more sophisticated!
In some way or the other, we’re not that patient to the extent that we don’t have time to eat healthy food, we’d rather eat fast food than spend sometimes in cooking. Obesity is increasing, though people who are dieting are a lot on this planet, back then there was no diabetes, no hypertension, no new diseases are coming up everyday yet we drink water more hygienic than before, new medications are produced everyday! Old lifestyle is defiantly had it all over this new alarming lifestyle. They used to eat less…not because they were on a diet… just because the resources were really scarce… yet they were healthier…
In the end, human being has to change, as the saying of Ghandi” be the change that you wish to see in the world”
We have to change, we have to have open minds, accept and respect all perspectives, we’re not landlocked, and we don’t want to be boxed in very limited thoughts. And in a way changing is in our genes, we can’t blame someone who changes his mind in the routine life, of course commitment is another story, but changes happen everyday in life from very small things to very big things as in life or death situations or changing from old generations to new ones. And those who are bundles of nerves, and worry a lot in life and thinking that they want everything perfect and don’t want to change in anything, life is always a mind-boggling, and we can’t do anything about it and if we worry about every small little thing, we’re for sure the saddest people ever! Changes are inevitable…but it should not make us stubborn… it should not make us deny all the roots… and forget the paths, which our predecessors travelled…. It should make us more humble…make us value relationships… value our culture… and to understand that life is changeable…. So we cannot expect every person to be the same tomorrow… everything to be the same forever….
“My intention is to tell
Of bodies changed
To different forms.
The heavens and all below them
Earth and her creatures,
And we part of creation,
Also must suffer change”