Posted by Cassia on November 11, 1997 at 16:30:56:
In response to Change, written by Jane Elizabeth on November 11, 1997 at 16:04:39
] Today, we eye the changes around us with cynicism. Is it because we've seen the misery that can be wrought by rapid change? The legacy of the industrial revolution has been pollution, displacement, and major shifts in the way we live, eat and work. It remains to be seen if the information revolution will be able to untangle the legacy. Or bring its own forms of misery.
I can't help but feel the cynicism, in many ways, just. We have more things and our lives have been made more materially comfortable but we've lost a great deal also. We can no longer count on anything; not God, nor nature nor Man. The plenty we've inherited also means we are much less connected than people have been at anytime in the past. We have become such supreme individiualists many people no longer view the social skills which lubricated interactions between groups as necessary (personally I call them fools). the worst of all of this is that no seems able to find a way to reclaim the connections of the past and keep the best of our freedoms.
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