Technology is becoming more advanced every day, yet our culture and societal ways are staying stagnant. This is where I believe glaring issues like “80% of Americans can’t read the science section of the New York Times” are manifesting. How have we let the psychology of people’s minds be so molded that we allow them to deny scientific evidence because it doesn’t go with their beliefs and assumptions. This kind of attitude is leading us down a path that we don’t want to go down and has already caused numerous problems that are growing every day. The fact that we’re allowing corporations to continue their destructive behaviors across the globe for short-term fulfillment is absolutely absurd. It goes to show that our governments and officials are not taking technology into real consideration because children are still being groomed in education the same way they were half a century ago. You can argue that education has “grown” since then, but it’s still structured the same and still has the same principles of what needs to be taught.
Education is one of many examples, but I’m pointing out that we’re seeing an increase in one way thinking and disregarding of science because we don’t like change, so this “nature of life” is being completely ignored to the extent that we’ll fight for the old system that has caused detrimental patterns in our ways of taking action.
As an individual it’s hard to take action and change old/existing habits because as a human we like to feel in control and it’s comforting knowing what we’ve known for years and years. But unfortunately change is the way of life (not that it’s a bad thing whatsoever very beneficial actually, but in the spur of the moment we like to think it is) and when we go against change all flow stops and problems start to occur. Science has proven that all atoms that make up our entire body completely change over a two-year span, we’re not even the same person we were two years ago physically or mentally even though we like to think we are.
I truly believe all change starts with the individual and if we start to take little actions here and there to change our old habits and thinking patterns we’ll be able to use technology to its fullest rather than letting it disconnect us more and allowing it to support our existing bias. I can say from personal experience I’ve become a more loving, compassionate, and understanding person than ever before in the past year through practice of changing my behaviors that I know don’t serve my best interest. I hope more will join me and see that when you go with the change life becomes a much more fulfilling and fun-filled adventure rather than an anticipation of letdowns.
“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” -Albert Einstein
– Jaiden Deal