After my 1980s love fest, and the praise for Little House on the Prairie, I felt the need to write about what I love about the current era. I feel so blessed to be living in this time. There are so many opportunities, resources, and cultural contributions (both high and pop) that haven’t been available in the past that I love and cherish.
As I’ve previously mentioned, I am greatly appreciative of modern health care. I probably would have died from scarlet fever, I’d still be crippled by my torn meniscus, and without modern dentistry I might only have one tooth left.
But it’s not all life or death … as important as that is! My first job in college was researching companies. I had to rely on the library having hard copies of annual reports, and praying that the magazines in the periodical index were available for me to access. I must admit that I enjoyed the scavenger hunt feel and the joy of finding useful information. I can now find all that information in a couple minutes, and so much more in thanks to the internet. Now that I am volunteering in development work again, I am so appreciate of the changes that not only speed up the process but allow for a higher quality product.
I must say that the convenience available to us is amazing. Not only is information at our fingertips, so is entertainment. Books, music, tv, and movies are all on demand. Anything we ever want to see or listen to (and things we’d never even thought of) is right there for us. It makes life so much easier.
As I write this (initially in longhand!), I must admit that I keep thinking back to those 1950s movies of the home of the future where all the time saving appliances create tons of leisure time. In fact, they increased the standard of clean to take up that extra time!
What do you appreciate most about living now? or What appliance would you most like to see in our world of tomorrow?