Hulyo 6, 2010

Technology brings about change. Its introduction creates a breakthrough that transforms our society towards modernization. Lifestyle of new generation has been changed. Technology becomes inevitable part of their lives. But does it mean that along with modernization, mankind also improves holistically (i.e. physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspect)?

Here’s something to ponder on, an excerpt from the poem “The Paradox of Our New Millennium”:

We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers,
Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints
We spend more, but have less.

We spend too recklessly, laugh too little,
Drive too fast, get angry too quickly,
Stay up late, get too tired.
Read too seldom, watch TV too much,
And pray too seldom.

We have learned how to make a living,
but not a life.
We have added years to life, not life to years.

We’ve been all the way to the moon and
But have trouble crossing the street to
Meet the new neighbor.

We have learned to rush, but not to wait.
We have higher incomes, but lower morals.
We have more acquaintances, but fewer

These are days of two incomes,
But more divorces,
Of fancier houses, but broken homes.
These are days of quick trips,
Disposable diapers,
Throwaway morality, one night stands,
Overweight bodies
And pills the do everything from cheer,
to quit, to kill.

It is a time when technology can
Bring this message to you,
And a time when
You can choose either to make a
Difference or just throw it
To the wind.

(Source: “Lessons in Life” by Quebral)

There’s nothing wrong with the introduction of technology in our society. What matters is that along with these changes brought about by modernization, values and morality should be instilled especially to the new generation and will remain firm and never be reduced.

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