I came to realize that in today's world, while most of us are experts at our prospective jobs, we really are dependent on technology, buying things, and disposing those things to buy more things. Convenience: it is a blessing and a curse all the same.
We live in a time period in human history where we are provided luxurious conveniences that no King, Queen, Pharaoh, or Emperor have ever experienced. Think about that for just a minute! Do you realize how incredibly fortunate we are to be living in this era of human existence filled with technological advancements and convenience?! Can you imagine a life without electronics? From listening to people talk live through the radio, to seeing people on color television, personal computers, navigation systems, talking to one another through thin air on your cordless phone, Oh yeah... how could we forget about The Internet! I'm sure most people you ask on the street would have a hard time even attempting to explain how those technologies even work! And conveniently, all of those very technologies conveniently fit in your pocket on your now outdated model of your iPhone! We got it Good! ...So why is it that we still feel so unsatisfied even though we have all this STUFF?
Children seem to be little Einsteins, don't they? Even toddlers seemingly are experts with an iPad in their hands. Perhaps that is only because they are skilled at instant gratification. They've learned that by crying they can get food, attention, and diaper changes. It's a simple mindset of knowing how to get instant gratification with a touch of a button. Unfortunately, this is society's collective mindset today. Seriously though, with Amazon PRIME you can literally order something online and have it delivered across the country to your doorstep within two days time!
This is the society that these children are growing up in and it is sad. They aren't being taught basic life skills anymore! Don't believe me? Watch the below video of these school children completely oblivious to what naturally grown fresh food looks like or where it comes from: