Sometimes I wonder, technology was supposed to make us smarter. We were supposed to be more evolved because of the 'modern' times. We were supposed to cure diseases, conquer space, build glorious structures - all in all, we were supposed to be the torch bearers of the magical times we call 21st century! But the more I look around, I find we are actually not all that smart - (we are losing vowels, joining syllables to string together a sentence, trusting Siri to not let us take a wrong turn while driving- even though we should know better!), we are not building or conquering much, in fact we are depleting the inherent goodness and kindness of our souls with each passing day. I am shell shocked at the brutality and sheer mindless violence that surrounds us, the shocking second class treatment of women in my country of birth, the bitterness and anger of the 'anonymous' on the internet forums and website comment boxes, the smallness of our lives! Somehow the cold, toxic bitterness is seeping in, maligning the hope and positivity in its wake - and I am left asking myself - what is the point? Fashion, style, clothes. accessories seem such trivial topics to discuss amid the chaos of the world that seems to disappoint us with its lack of humanity. But perhaps these are the perfect distraction to the world weary heart and mind. So here I am, weary-to-the-core, bitterly disappointed, but still clinging to my once-thought-everlasting hope that may be we will rise up to the challenge, proving to past generations that when the dark times descended on humanity, generation Y answered with resolve. And that we did not let humanity die.
This post is from one of the Holiday get-togethers from December 2012.