What’s The Purpose Of Our Past Anyway?

Disclaimer: this might offend some people (it’s a different world we live in), but just think with me for a minute and let’s reason together. 🤔

So much for evolution, technology might be evolving, but people surely are not.

Children today don’t get nearly enough physical exercise as they once did in school.

And to even have a playground like this parents and children would have to sign a contract prior to playing.

For fear that someone might get sued and become destitute.

Yeah, yeah, I know we have things like indoor trampoline parks, but you can not enter before signing your name on the dotted line.

Although it seems like socially and physically we’ve been slowly devolving.

We’re more medicated then our ancestors and it seems 2 out of 3 people I meet have or had cancer.

And don’t even try to have a political discussion with anyone,

You might not come out of it alive!

Feesls like no one is allowed to have a different view or opinion, let alone enjoy a casual conversation without the fear of offending someone.

Seriously tho,

I miss my childhood years, the adventure and freedom we had, not to mention we knew every neighbor in our neighborhood.

And everyone trusted one another and had regular cookouts together.

Now I walk through neighborhoods and all I see everyone having in common is houses filled with flickering flat screens.

Notice my choice of words,

Houses not homes.

Our kitchen tables have been replaced with coffee tables.

Instead of talking with each other, we sit and watch our flat screens talk to us.

But let’s not mention our cell phones.

Or grown adults playing there video games.

Surely, I’m not the only one who sees the decline, but I digress.

On A Positive Note

Let’s look at the positive side, look at how far we’ve come and what we’ve become.

Computers do most of our thinking for us and algorithms have become our new gods.

Our neighbors, friend’s and family might think they know us, but our smart phones know us better than anyone.

Because nothing is sacred and our privacy,

Well that’s just history.

I love pictures like this because they remind of what I need to hold on to and not hold so tightly to.

Let’s learn from our past, just don’t live there because it was a scary place where people actually looked more like human beings.

Is it still okay to say ‘human beings’ or is that too offensive?

Just think about it,
Bradford Lee Mace

PS: This is only my opinion based on my personal observations of past and present facts and statistics.

In other words, we all have an opinion and this has been mine. 😀

By Bradford Lee Mace

Dad, Health & Fitness Enthusiast, Writer, Poet & Entrepreneur

One day a poem formed in my mind, it happened as a result of an experience I was going though. So I wrote it down and haven’t stopped writing since.

I’m not skilled in grammar and punctuation or even spelling, but I do have a gift for translating my feelings, thoughts and emotions into words, that people can relate to.

My motivation for writing comes from a deeply rooted desire I have to encourage and motivate people.

I know the loneliness, that darkness that leads a person to contemplating suicide, that was once me. I had no one that understood the pain, agony and darkness I was going through.

And that is why I write and share publicly, in hope that I might encourage another human soul needing desperately to hear, “There’s hope, you’re not alone in your struggle”.

I haven’t figured out everything, but what I have figured out I write about, and sometimes I bleed words turning them into poetry.