I’m pretty young in the scale of things, certainly compared with Sequioa redwood trees – some of whom live into the hundreds, and even thousands of years. I can only wonder at the changes these ancients have seen !
Change is good, but how much and how fast ?
How has our pace of life changed ? Well, personally, I don’t remember days of knights and kings. However I do remember when not everyone had a mobile telephone, in fact as far back as the days when telephones were one per household. Computers weren’t even connected to the internet. Social media didn’t exist, Facebook, well let’s just say that was a gleam in some guy’s eye !
What’s a little worrying is the pace at which everything moves. It hasn’t gotten slower, it just seems to get faster and faster.
I’m writing this because I was repeatedly pestered by email over a non-urgent issue during the Christmas and New Year period. IN days gone-by people used to take at least a week, maybe two, off for the holidays. It seems NOW, these days, I can’t escape, my free time further and further eroded. Will I eventually be on-the-go 24-7, kept awake and alert by intravenous caffeine and nicotine drips ? … Or perhaps I should have just turned off my email !
We’re supposed to be human beings … not human doings 😀
Our pace of life is getting faster – is that “healthy” and where does it end ?
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