Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Building a future

The future is born of what we do today. No great invention can make one’s life complete. As wondrous as our technology is, it merely provides us tools with which to enrich our existence.

We have advanced so much in such a short period of time. I remember when computers were used as overpriced calculators and electronic typewriters. Games were simple and phones were used only to make calls.

It is easy to get lost in a time like this. The internet has become a substitute for human contact, bringing people together who cannot so easily meet. It is not the technology, but what we do with it, that is the problem.

As much as I love social networking, I make it a point to spend time with people in person. There is something about just sitting down with friends and talking. To break bread with the ones you love is a gift beyond measure.

We lead hectic lives, so it is important to find time to relax. Conversation is becoming a lost art form. Communication is the cornerstone of civilization, and is essential for the functioning of a healthy society.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. The past is filled with people who were not so different from us. With their hands, they built our present. With ours, we build the future.


  1. Indeed on all points. Alas, human beings are still alone in our crowds... even online.

    1. Communication doesn't change, only the means that we use. All of these things can be used for good. They are merely tools...