NOV 16 — Just a few weeks ago, I was listening to a couple of my friends have a conversation about their children and the younger generation in general. Apparently, it is now a disgrace that kids are so familiar with touchscreen tablets and that the world is going to head into oblivion.
“Just the other day my daughter went up to the television and started swiping the screen,” friend A said.
“I know what you mean. I have never seen my niece hold a book to read. All she does is carry an iPad around,” friend B said.
“What is wrong with the kids these days?”
“Yeah! What is this world coming to?”
I just sat down next to them not wanting to interfere in their intense conversation about the state of our youth and the world’s future. This for me is as irritating as listening to elderly people say that in their time, they had to walk for miles to get to school and they studied at night by kerosene lamp.
So does that mean now that we have improved our lives that our kids still need to walk for miles to get to school? And is it so wrong now that our kids study under an energy-saving, heat-reduction LED lamp that uses electricity? Does it somehow affect the lessons and education that is received by our kids these days just because they don’t have to walk to school or suffocate on fossil fuel fumes? [Click to read the rest of the article at The Malaysian Insider]