I think it would be great to be a kid born in recent years. The kids these days have it so much more easier and better than we, that’s my generation, ever had. But isn’t that true for each generation? What I see is that the kids these days seem to be more clever and more in tune with what’s happening around them. It’s just the way things are setup for them. Don’t you think it would have been great to have high speed internet at your fingertips when you were a kid? Think of all that time spent in books and encyclopedias and dictionaries when you could have easily done your tasks and researches on your laptop if u had one as a kid. That would have blown my mind as a kid.
Being able to watch my fav tv shows an stuff online in the comfort of my own room when I was a kid. No fighting for the remote cause you want to watch Star Trek, while sis wants to watch a dance program, dad wants to watch the news and mom wants to watch a soap serial! That would have been great to be able to have. Catching up on sports scores & news as a kid would have been really great. I had to wait for the weekly sports magazine that I subscribed to from the ages of 12 to 16. Also all that music. The late 80s and early 90s were a great time for music in general and I would have love to catch up with my favourite rock bands online and watch their music videos and live clips online. I never dreamed of a home computer, a laptop or an mp3 player during my childhood!
I never even thought about cellular phones until the mid 90s when I started noticing them on tv shows or movies. I was 20-21 when cell phones were launched in India and at that time only rich businessmen and highly paid executives could afford to own one. The outgoing & incoming call rates were expensive. I could afford to get a pager for work but not a phone. It would take me until the age of 27 (2003) to get a cell phone because of work & money issues. Kids these days are getting phones at the ages of 7 or 8 and are experts at it by 10! They use ebook readers, tablets, laptops and smartphones and listen to music on the go. Can anyone of us in our 30s & 40s say that we even dreamed it to be possible?
Kids have it so good these days. They have so many advantages. Well atleast their cartoons suck! Big time. We had such wonderful cartoons on tv that will always resonate within our hearts but the cartoons these day ~ HOLY SHIT!