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Stuck at home with kids during this pandemic? There is a need to find a balance between work and schooling the kids? Getting ready to start a family of your own?
The world has given parents and future parents an opportunity to better engage with our kids, who are the future of this world. Throughout history, we have witnessed a disconnect between each generation and how each past generation has failed to address the concerns of the next, to help create a better world.
We are so engrossed in the system that we are not able to understand our kids and this is causing an identity crisis, which is being amplified by the use of technology. Parents are losing their ability to be role models and kids have nowhere to go but to external role models or the internet.
Once our college or university studies are over, we were dumped into the working world and was being told to go make a living. But what does this mean to make a living. Arguably if you go back to someone and ask the question, there is a pretty good chance that they will see you as dumb. So where to go to find the information that we need?
The next revolution is now under way but are we prepared for it? The industrial and Internet revolutions have created so many disruptions and destroyed so many of our values, environment and culture. While there are benefits, how can the common person be prepared for it. Often times, all the disruptions fall on us like an avalanche and we feel powerless at the grandeur of things.
How do we prepare our kids when we ourselves are not ready to face the full force of a revolution? How do we prepare ourselves? Can I dodge the effects of a revolution? Maybe it is true a revolution is coming or maybe not? Should I waste time preparing myself for something that might not even come? The questions soon feel overwhelming and our mind has only one thing that it will do. It will shut itself up in order to prevent us from going through the trauma of not knowing or taking unnecessary risks.
Technology is making parents look dumb and the latter is not looking at this as a problem. Yet kids, once they reach a certain age and can browse the internet, finds out that their parents do not know everything and these kids simply just stop consulting their parents. While as parents, we may think that it is good that the kids are not bothering them, is it a good approach for the kids?
The new scarcity in town is not food or money or leisure. It is becoming an identity crisis and people are getting it at a younger age with each passing generation. In order to address the issue, we must first delve into our own unconscious behaviors that we think are good but turns out to be detrimental over time. It is always the nice guy or girl who ends up poisoning a relationship. Why? Let us dive into the first chapter of the series for thought provoking thoughts.
About the Author
Rayleigh Silvers was born on the small island of Mauritius where every resource is scarce except oceans. With a masters degree in Network Security from University of Greenwich, UK, he has been travelling and working around the world in technologies that are disappearing, where he gathered more than 10 years of experience in various cultures and ethics. He has a great passion for philosophy and writing outside of his working time. He has written multiple blogs on the Steemit platform for several years now.