I started writing a blog post last night as I was going to bed, laying it out in my head. Dammit! I should have gotten up and written it down, because it's gone now. Completely, undeniably gone beyond all recollection.
Is it terrible, or merely a sign of the times I live in, that I wanted to put a 'sad face emoticon' here?
It's strange to me that people growing up after me will live in a world where there have always been cell phones, texting, Facebook, wireless connections, the chance to immediately record your life and instantly share it with the world.
The other day I overheard two kids arguing while I was walking Z. One was accusing the other of stealing something, and she came back with, "Show me the video and then I'll believe it." Pics or it didn't happen. They are so used to having every moment of their lives recorded that the absence of a recording equals innocence.
Which I guess kinda fits into the whole "innocent until proven guilty" thing, but still. The sentiment behind it is what bothered me.
It makes me sound like an old fogey though. "Back in the day, when I had to walk uphill both ways to school..." It is a little disconcerting to see the world change, although it makes me more sympathetic to the actual old fogeys out there.
Has every generation, since the beginning of mankind, watched the world change in their lifetime? Has there been even one torch passed where nothing changed, where the world remained stagnant?
I kinda doubt it. And maybe that's the way it should be.