Tuesday, November 4, 2008
The wor(L)d is instant
Oh! U must have got irritated by now cuz I still haven’t told you what I am talking about. I am sorry I offended your instant gratification cells.
Actually, this is exactly what I am talking about... no offence meant to any one but just my way of making the point - that we live in the world that literally thrives on the word "INSTANT".
Take up anything that’s a major part of a human beings day to day life and you will find it right there in your face.
- FOOD - Ah! I am hungry rite NOW... not an HOUR from now... no patience to go look for a healthier option so better do with the Junk. QUICK!
- Knowledge - Google it, what’s the point going to the library when it’s all on my desktop... RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!!
- TV/Radio - gone are the days when one would move their butt around to tune and change the TV or Radio channel... now we have a remote control even for a car music player... And guess what, it’s fitted right on my steering wheel... WOOHA!!! No need even to move the hand now, forget about the butt!!!
- Communication - we call it email vs. snail mail... nah, SMS rules...
- Sex - whatever happened to romance and foreplay... it’s all been reduced to instant hit ...Wham Bam Thank you mam!!!
And that’s just not it, most people - just graduating, instantly want everything their parents and grandparents have ... I believe its ok till the time one aspires to have the same amount of money or lifestyle, or the assets... in fact its pretty natural. But it’s hard to digest when they want to compete with the same amount of experience and respect that the old bunch has worked a lifetime to acquire.
And I am not discounting myself from any of these useless and addictive ways of life... More often than not, even I Want it ALL - Right here right now (except for romance u know... I am just that eternal mush pot!!! Hard to agree Fali but u have always been rite about it while I have always been denying it :D)
All I wish is that the Gen-X (INCLUDING ME) can do away with our ways of overindulging in activities with immediate rewards, lest we succumb to the adverse effects of the associated delayed costs and end up regretting.