Despite scientific progress, technological wizardry & lessons from history, we will continue to make mistakes by the truck-loads; the cost will go up, with more at stake! Frailty of human mind is sure to make us face reality on a daily basis! We are our own worst enemy, underachieving our potential for good & progress by miles!
Generations before us found strength through unity; but with progress each is becoming an island by himself. The young seem to enjoy the company of gadgets more than anything else, life’s choices are restricted from them only! The other pleasures of life are getting whittled down & with robots slated to help us along with the routine of daily life, one can get addicted to creature comforts more than ever; a frightening thought for those who have seen life in all its splendor, with human interaction giving the variety, the true spice of life!
Even the rich are getting lost despite being endowed with all the comforts & even more! Any simple setbacks, that were just a walk in the park for the older generations, trigger suicidal thoughts! Despite the increasing creature comforts, the emptiness from a life of debauchery cannot be overcome & will come to haunt those who neglect the core values of life; nobody to fall back upon in times of need for comforting words & deeds.
The ups & downs of life will never leave us despite all the scientific & material progress. The strengths & attributes that past generations had to take life as a challenge have weakened with increasing prosperity brought about by their sacrifices. We cannot re-invent dire poverty but also cannot avoid catastrophic events that can wipe out our achievements, setting us behind to face new challenges. These will test the moral fiber of those who have to face them, out of the blue!
We get inklings of our frailties like the Iceland volcanic eruptions that shut down many airports throwing normal life into disarray; also the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico! One shudders at events that can make these pale into insignificance!
Do we have it in us to take on challenges that cannot be resolved by technology? What about the fight to make us unite, otherwise the powerful tools from progress can be used in destructive ways. Our journey can get complicated & rudderless if guided by only material pursuits. The downside can hurt us more than it did for the rugged past generations. How to make us stay united & work for the common good, beware of the dangers of a mechanical life, devoid of feelings for one another?
Real challenges can never be avoided but the real issue is for us to face them as one in the interests of our future. We should unite behind a common focus; our endeavor to leave a better world for the future generations than what we inherited, a noble aim to start everyday with a purpose!