A more modern type of an old fashioned family. We all feel and sense it, families change and adapt, but what’s the big step towards improvement? Do we hop skip or leap to be a better, richer and cleverer people?
My family didn’t have much, they still don’t, my grandparents had nothing. That’s moving up a scale, I know that but isn’t the burden now on us? My mother and father did better than their elders but now with the world moving forward so fast my parents, my elders reach out less. My grandparents have more wisdom then movement in their limbs.
With my grandmother’s stroke last week, I feel more burden on me than before. The scale is shrinking and now with our young ‘uns taking are over our youthful selves and mistakes, it can only mean that I’m taking my parents place minus a child.
As I remind myself that I’m nearly 27 everyday, I always pause to think that my parents are no longer in their 30’s or 40’s. Values have changed over time and my parents priorities are no longer mine yet I still carry many of their traits. Does that mean I’m a new version of them? A more modernised version, a newer plate with fancy gadgets and blogs?
I want to make a few changes too, to up the version of my genes and to that I desire only half the ambition my father had and half the discipline my mother has.
So, are we richer? Well we are certainly more comfortable than my when my parents were my my age, my dad was already a shoe shiner at the age of 8. It wasn’t an easy ride but I guess we got there. Are we clever? Well I had the opportunity to go university, but is that how we measure being clever these days? Are we better people? God knows, I don’t steal or cheat anyone but is what we perceive to be good now on the same scalar for good compared to two decades ago? All I know is, I try to be good and that’s my best bet, the rest up for gamble. If I am ever considered bad, I’m going to blame the world because if anyone can prove that it’s become a nicer place, I will then start to persuade people that I am a better person.
Or is it just simply a fact that we are a more modern type of family taken from an old picture roll?