What’s the option that will ‘Be the future’? What is the option that is ‘better than today’s’? Accepted by all, embraced by all?
What is New?
‘What’s next?’ seems to be the maxim for everyone nowadays. The motto of being ‘in trend’;fitting into the crowd of ‘next’ or commonly ‘new’, has made me pen my thoughts in this blog.
The Society says: Gone are the days when people were valued and praised for their innocence, now it is ‘useful’ to be worldly. That is ‘next’.
The Social Butterfly says : Gone are the days when I used to call someone. Its time to text rather than call. Who would like to waste time over calling? That is ‘in trend’.
The ‘Ambitious’ says: Gone are the days when I used to be with true friends. Its time to just remain connected with everyone who is popular. That is ‘next’.
Am I not correct? The mindset of the world is reflected above, people. Isn’t it?
But then it is what it is, what is so ‘Bumfuzzling’ about it? The thing that perplexes me is the consequences of What’s next. The hypocrite nature of What’s next.
The ideal of what’s next abandons everybody who refuses to embrace it. And the one abandoned, whichever way he tries, however much he tries, he will never be accepted unless he accepts the next, accepts the rules by which the society runs. And mind you people, Man is a social being and cant live away from fellow beings. At least he will be not happy. He will need the security of respect and acceptance.
“However brightly a piece of coal may be burning, it will soon burn out if you remove it from the flames. However intelligent a man may be, he will soon lose warmth and his flame if he distances himself from his fellow man…”
Source: Like the flowing river by Paulo Coelho
Another thing that, in fact, makes me laugh is the hypocrite nature of what’s next. The theory wants one to be worldly, but with the tag of innocence. It wants us to be technologically upgraded but also reiterates the importance of face to face conversations, family time and all. It wants us to be with popular people who are assets but then in the end it signifies the importance of moral values and true relationships. It is like people who share cleanliness videos on Facebook and themselves throw litter in the open. It’s like promotion of selflessness by being selfish.
They talked of love and preached of love,. But did not act so lovingly,.
Source: Childhood by Markus Natten
This is what our world is all about, I think. Progressing ruthlessly and recklessly. Maybe, that is what is needed now – Acting without thinking. Maybe the cliché of ‘Think before acting’ is changing. For good or worse is yet to be seen.
Comment your thoughts.
Until Next time…