Surprisingly, I May Have a Different Opinion
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When a question is asked that if we think we're living a better life than our forefathers did, a lot of us will say yes without even thinking much about it and I happen to be among those who will say yes. I mean every thing is far better and upgraded now. Medicine, science, tech, everything.
Back in the days, no one imagined a heart transplant or probably any form of transplant would be possible but these days, we have men and women bringing out hearts and placing them back like it's nothing. We have men transforming themselves into women and women transforming themselves into men. I mean in some places over here, it's still considered a taboo and if you do it, you will be excommunicated from everything and be used as a bad example. Almost like antichrist happened and you refused to get the mark so you can't buy or shop anywhere (you get the picture).
Well while all of that technological improvement is true, there is something that the people of old quite enjoyed a lot that has seem to elude the people of this generation, and that thing is peace of mind.
I remember one time when I was watching the news with my dad and there was an announcement about the death of a young man. My dad had said that back in his days, it was more of an abomination for young people to die at that young age. He said if someone young died, the family would have to perform a form of cleansing ritual because it wasn't something that should happen.
When he said that, I didn't really think it that deep but now that I do, what that meant was that back in the days, people were contented with what they had. It was genuine happiness. No one was robbing a bank simply because they wanted to be able to afford sport cars and other flashy things. There was no internet to make us feel like we were wasting our lives earning peanuts while someone is out there earning millions by the hour.
There was absolutely little or no envy at all and everyone was focused on their business and their family. There was peace of mind. Yes, they worked a lot harder than they should because the didn't have the tech to work smart but at least they did and they were happy doing it.
And truth be told, that's all that matters. As long as you're happy doing what you're doing, keep doing it. So yeah, I do believe we have it easier than them and if I'm asked to choose, I will choose us, our tech and everything but that shouldn't dispute the fact that even though they didn't have all of this in the past, they had way more peace of mind than we did because for every invention, there comes a brand new problem with it.
And I know a lot of us will say "well, we prefer our tech and their problems than living in the stone age", I do too, I just felt like I had to put this out there.
One thing I believe we the millennial generation are missing is “peace of mind” and “contentment” !
Thanks for sharing 👏
If you're not happy with what you have, you can never have peace of mind.. It's as simple as that.
Thanks for reading.
Every generation has its own needs and preferences, maybe what we are astonished about will be backdated after a hundred years, they will be seeing us just like we do see our forefathers. I don't compare much about these things, as we got our advantages and disadvantage too, and as they had lived with theirs.
But yeah, there are surely a few things that we might prefer over them such as our Tech, and something that I personally feel the lack of is a good environment, a healthy life. Our environment is getting worse day by day and which indirectly affects u a lot.
So I can't choose anything particularly, as I was raised in these situations I don't have any other way instead of going with this nor we can change anything, lol. I just wish I could have brought a few of their advantages from theirs, one of them is humanity which is decreasing rapidly in today's world.
Yeah that's true (I can't believe I forgot about pollutions and other damages our tech is causing these days). I guess at the end, they all have their advantages and disadvantages, both the past and the present.
Sorry for the late reply by the way, I must have replied your comment in my head when I first read it and forgot to type it out 😅
In the olden days, they wouldn't even believe any sort of heart transplant because they eat more healthier meals than now, it was more of natural and not processed then and they had peace of mind through contentment. So, there wasn't death being rampant in those days than now where people want to make wealth at all cost because they aren't satisfied with their lives, they wanted more and they'd do everything to achieve that.
To me, lives of our forefathers was happier too even though we also enjoy the happy times due to technology being brought in.
Life back then may have been happier for them but I believe it's now easier for us with all of this inventions and I feel like if they were given an opportunity to make a choice, maybe they might choose ours.
Sorry for the late reply.. I somehow skipped your comment and I don't know how.