I have lately been having that feeling of knowing I am just getting too old. I found myself reflecting yesterday on how things were about twenty to twenty five years ago (or so) when I felt like I would be young forever and I wasn’t going to be like the older people I had seen my whole life. I then started thinking about the way life is now and they way it was back then. Boy have times changed without me realizing how fast it has happened!
I have recently caught myself noticing how much more dependent on technology people are getting these days. Many people feel like they can’t leave their house without their cell phone and possibly some other electronic device or gadget. People just can’t seem to comprehend what life would be like without those precious devices.
Many people feel utterly helpless if they forget their cell phone, iPod or other MP3 player or maybe their cherished tablet. I am starting to think that I am starting to feel like my parents probably felt when they were around my age. That feeling like what we grew up knowing has changed and life will never be like it was back then ever again.
I know I am getting old when I keep hearing things in my head that my parents had told me when I was growing up. Things that many times start out with “When I was your age”. Now I have caught myself a few times in my life (more recently it has been more frequent) saying something similar to one of my children or some other young person. I keep thinking to myself that I am turning into what my parents were back when I was younger and that’s a scary thought.
I know that many types of change is good for us and I have always embraced the changing times as I feel that for the most part things change for the better. I do know also that these changes will creep up on you and before you know it, something is completely different then how it used to be.
I know several people that have their lives dictated by some of these changes that they wouldn’t know what to do if they were suddenly thrown back in time to how life was like twenty years ago or so. This to me is just crazy. People used to get through life just fine without having to have a cell phone with them at all times or without having to check Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
Yes the times are changing, some are good changes and some are bad changes. I was thinking to myself that change happens so fast that you sometimes don’t realize that until you take some time to sit back and reflect on the changes. Changes happen, there is nothing we can do to stop them and all we can do is hope that these changes are for the best. My fingers are crossed hoping for more of the good changes than the bad changes!
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