The Techno-Generation

November 25, 2016 at 8:42 pm (Creative Non- Fiction, Memoir, Middle age, positive thinking, Single Parent) (, , )

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The older I get, I don’t tolerate as much as  used to. It is not hard to drive down the road and see at least five people talking on their phone instead of paying attention to the road and the car beside them. You sneak a peek in the back seat of an SUV and the kids are watching a movie being occupied.I am glad I grew up before technology took over the minds of our younger generation.

I remember going on trips with my family growing up; As a family, we played a game of find a yellow car or out of State license plate. We did not have a cell phone to call our friends for hours to pass the time in the car, we did not have a movie set up in the back seat to entertain us.We were excited when we spotted a deer in a field or a watchin a pheasant fly across the road. We wanted to go play outside, you got away from doing chores until the friend left to go home. Everyone wanted to come to my house because we could ride our horses in the orchard behind our house. We went riding on our mini-bikes  t and played with the baby rabbits. Dad had a pay phone in the kitchen and teased you had to put in a quarter to call. My friends parents all made sure the kids came to my house with their quarter to call to go home. dad alway got a kick out of that.

Life had rapidly changed. I sometimes feel behind in the times when it comes to modern technology. I can turn on my iPad, but that is about all. I was watching a YouTube video on how to use some of the features of my new phone after watching the video, I felt more lost than before I started. It is embarrassing to ask a teenager to help me figure the dumb thing out. Distracted driving becoming more dangerous.It still amazes me to watch someone speed pass you on the freeway going 75 miles an hour eating a cheese burger jamming to his tunes,or seeing a mother breastfeeding her baby, or the big one texting. We unfortunately live in an age where everyone Needs their phone. I heard some of the biggest business deals were made over lunchtime in McDonald’s. Sometimes I long for the old days when life was simple: you came when you were called,(switches hurt)you did not die drinking out of the garden hose, you ate what you were served, families got together just to visit for the evening. I try to keep some of the magic in my daily living. God Bless.

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1 Comment

  1. Ann Coleman said,

    I agree that our ability to entertain ourselves is going to be lost on the next generations, and that simple things, such as using a phone, have become unbelievably complicated!

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