Originally Posted by Sarah in SC
Haha I think FB is awesome.
Sorry, had to throw that in there.
I love keeping up with friends in far flung places, some of whom even have tattoos.
I hope the older I get, the more tolerant and kind I get about understanding the differences in the people around me. I read and study a lot on compassion in hopes that I won't get more judgmental.
As I get older, I enjoy watching the transition... and appreciate the different ages... and especially the still lingering ability to recall the times that most have not had the opportunity to experience.
Seeing the immense difference between my youth, and the ladies underwear ads in the Sears Catalog, and comparing it to Miley's Christmas Special... and the contrast between a cat's whisker radio and an IPad... and the 400.000 US combat casualties who died in WWII compared to the 6000 American Servicemen who have died in combat in the 40 years since the Vietnam war ended in 1973... Changes that were unimaginable not so long ago.
I just see a huge transition... in so many parts of our lives. Not good or bad, but different, and although others have pointed out that change has always been with us, I wonder if it ever happened so quickly.
At one time, not so long ago, we looked at forward thinking people as prescient. Today our finest minds have trouble staying ahead of the technology they created.
I see judgement and observation as being different . The greatest joy that I have is being able to see history in the making. The social aspect is the most obvious. Not for me to say good or bad... but certainly different.