Fast Times

The times in which the modern man lives are fast. He is daily bombarded with images, different bits of information and the occasional gem of knowledge that really peaks his interest compared to the relative background noise everything else makes in his mind. We all live in fast times. In fact an average person today would probably have a greater knowledge base than the smartest person alive during Mozart’s time. It is also probable that you know by name and face more people than a person living in any other period in history.

There are obvious disadvantages to this.  We are drowned in so much information that we often have problem discerning the non important information from the important and significant one and we are sometimes overloaded with too much information. From the other hand we now live in what could only be described as the Golden Age of Science, which may have been caused by the availability of information.

Discoveries and breakthroughs are being made in an astonishing pace as never before. The truth is that the world has changed so much that if a person from the beginning of the 20 century is brought now in the middle of a modern city he will feel as if he is on an alien planet.  We have machines doing work in factories, airplanes, smart phones, computers and things that weren’t even a science fiction at the time.

Another side effect or according to some – the reason for the fast times we live in is Consumerism.  If you look around you will see its signs practically everywhere. People are buying more and more than they need or they are ever going to use. New clothes, household appliances, TVs, shoes, practically everything is on the list of the impulsive shopper. The phenomenon is of “shopping  therapy” has become so largely spread that by some estimates it affects at least one third of the population of the US and the European Union.

You would pass by a shop window, a mobile showroom, a Mall and see something you desire, just because you don’t have it. The next thing you would do will be to go in and buy it, often with no regard to the cost.  You will feel better after your “comfort buy”, but this will be just until the next time.

This is the reality of the world we live in. It may be often confusing and strange place, bustling with information, choices and possibilities to spend your money. But this our world, the one in which we grew up, and we are the only ones who can change it, well at least the worse things about it.

I'm a freelance graphic designer and web developer..I love to write articles..

Fast Times http://article-writing.ezinemark.com/fast-times-7d37d1e7be44.html

The times in which the modern man lives are fast. He is daily bombarded with images, different bits of information and the occasional gem of knowledge that really peaks his interest compared to the relative background noise everything else makes in his mind. We all live in fast times. In fact an average person today would probably have a greater knowledge base than the smartest person alive during Mozart’s time. It is also probable that you know by name and face more people than a person living in any other period in history.

There are obvious disadvantages to this.  We are drowned in so much information that we often have problem discerning the non important information from the important and significant one and we are sometimes overloaded with too much information. From the other hand we now live in what could only be described as the Golden Age of Science, which may have been caused by the availability of information.

Discoveries and breakthroughs are being made in an astonishing pace as never before. The truth is that the world has changed so much that if a person from the beginning of the 20 century is brought now in the middle of a modern city he will feel as if he is on an alien planet.  We have machines doing work in factories, airplanes, smart phones, computers and things that weren’t even a science fiction at the time.

Another side effect or according to some – the reason for the fast times we live in is Consumerism.  If you look around you will see its signs practically everywhere. People are buying more and more than they need or they are ever going to use. New clothes, household appliances, TVs, shoes, practically everything is on the list of the impulsive shopper. The phenomenon is of “shopping  therapy” has become so largely spread that by some estimates it affects at least one third of the population of the US and the European Union.

You would pass by a shop window, a mobile showroom, a Mall and see something you desire, just because you don’t have it. The next thing you would do will be to go in and buy it, often with no regard to the cost.  You will feel better after your “comfort buy”, but this will be just until the next time.

This is the reality of the world we live in. It may be often confusing and strange place, bustling with information, choices and possibilities to spend your money. But this our world, the one in which we grew up, and we are the only ones who can change it, well at least the worse things about it.

топодин

Be Sociable, Share!