The World Of Now

The other day I was watching TV with my 2 year old, and the show we were watching went to commercials. My kid went and grabbed the remote and started clicking buttons in a nearly desperate way. I thought he got bored and wanted to changed the channel, but no, he was actually trying to skip the ads.

This may sound to you like something funny, but once it sinked I realized how spoiled we are these days. Technology has enabled us to get everything we want, when we want it. You wanna watcha movie, stream it. You wanna read a book, download it. You want that new game for you console, pay it now an you’ll get it the same day it launches. I mean you can even get same day shipping on some things. We are so much living in the future that we are missing key things of the past, such the importance of creating expectation, and living the moment. Most important, patience.

When you look up for a definition of the word patience, you get something like this “the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset”. So, by being able to access and reward ourselves without this waiting, is making us incapable. Incapable of dealing with trouble, incapable of tolerating delay. And what does that mean for a 2-year-old? For him it means nothing. Now. But in a couple years it will matter a lot, as much as it matters to you and me. If you are investing, you will not see an immediate return, if you have a job and want a raise, it will not be given just because you asked. And those are just 2 examples that I’m sure it will apply to you.

I guess the point I’m trying to make is that we should pay more attention to what are we exposing our kids to. Their behavior is just the result of the education and experiences we give them. We should also take a moment and learn from them. There are so many things today that we did not grow up with and so many others we did but they do not, we should give them that. To conclude, I want you to imagine an adult throwing a tantrum because there were not fries for lunch, its funny right? What about in 20 years? Remember we were not raise in the world of now.

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Entrepreneur and Artist. Not a writer, just learned to read when I was really young. You may also know me as Zoddex.

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Harold Reyes

Harold Reyes

Entrepreneur and Artist. Not a writer, just learned to read when I was really young. You may also know me as Zoddex.