Friday, January 18, 2008
the kids today...
I've never imagined myself saying this line. It makes me feel so old. Well, maybe because I am. Haha. Anyway, I don't know if it's a general thing. Or it's how the younger ones are brought up. Or it's how their environment is.
I feel that the joy of exploring is lost nowadays. You know, that thrill of actually being lost and finding your way out. Like having to search, rummage, see for yourself. The adventure of the find. What is it that is not to enjoy? The fulfillment level becomes all the more higher. Don't you think? It beats just being given the answer - although sometimes it wouldn't hurt to get it over with quicker.
It's like we've created a plague of short attention spans and now-now-now mindsets. Oh, the negatives of living in such a fast-paced and forever evolving world. Everything at your fingertips. Having it so easy. If you want an answer, just type it in. No more leafing through pages. No more browsing through references and resources. No more using deductive reasoning of where it could be, where the best answer could lie. It's just ask and an answer should be given. Not caring if the answer already is somewhere else (that's actually accessible, if you just looked). Just give me the answer. Like, now. Now na. As in. It's more of a Q&A-type interview. Not so much "research" - the mining, digging and finding kind.
It's like what my dad always reprimanded me for when I just asked and not looked -- "Kasi, ginagamit ang bibig hindi ang mata, eh" (You're just using your mouth, not your eyes).
Godforbid my kid grows up to be like the kids today.
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