Over the last few days I've found myself thinking quite a lot about going back in time. Back to a time when children would listen to adults, I mean really listen. Back to a time when life seemed simple, back to a time when it was safe to let children play alone outside. Back before I started blogging. Back to a time without laptops, Gameboys, and Wii. Back to values, integrity and honesty.
I don't really want to go back, but I have to wonder. What I mean is, what did I do before all this technology? What did I do before life became less safe and more complicated?
I think about the Greek philosophers. How were they able to write about things that are so timeless? Many of their thoughts apply today, as if they could see into the future.
Today, we have access to more information than any other time in history. And what has this provided us with? Are we more advanced than the Greeks?
It seems the faster our lives move, the further away from the basics we get. We invented all these unhealthy foods for convenience sake. Now these over-processed foods have been tied to numerous health problems. We are destroying the environment with our technology, yet it is seen as necessary. When we look back, were these the right choices to make?
Perhaps this is the year of going back. Unplugging. Focusing on interpersonal relationships. Creating accountability. Holding up the law and values and ethics. Each one of us makes decisions every day on how we chose to live our lives. If every one of us chose to live a healthier, safer, more quality focused life, where would we be?
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.