miércoles, 17 de noviembre de 2010

Things to change

Why my 14 year old believes (with cult/like passion) that he needs a phone that could overtake his life and simplify every possible activity to the point of turning him into an inert entity, unable to operate, survive and be satisfied without the object (the phone) that provides him with instant satisfaction and accessibility to everything at any time, anywhere? Every other child in this country is spoiled with the most advanced technology at such age. What they will be even able to desire few years later, if anything? I predict a short span of attention, very little satisfaction, lack of appreciation of what really matters, reduced emphaty, and insatiable appetite for gadgets. This is all programming them to have unlimited money *needs* and therefore to turn their parents into slaves to their demands.
Why people do not notice this happening? It seems that I am the only one around refusing to purchase an iphone or a nokia N900 while I still keep my many years old simple calling device...
Instead I wish to go to the Autumn show at the Kyoto palace in Japan, also to Spain to see our friend Eva and her family. Jaan hopes to make the pilgrimage to Santiago, and Joonas is OK with a chocolate candy every evening. Juulia cannot make up her mind, she is at the threshold of adolescence sometimes happy with very little and others feeling terrible for the misfortune of everyday routines but in general, she finds comfort in anime drawing and crafting. It is the boy, at 14 who out of the sudden wants nothing else but things, very expensive and unnecessary ones.

Dream Eater Merry will be turned into anime, at last. Maria watches over us is a best selling manga that has been turned into a real life characters movie. We like it!
Not understanding the appeal of the works by kengo Hanazawa. Just too tragic to comment on the lousiness of loosers and other ordinary people...Should this be funny?

3 comentarios:

Innu dijo...

Well, be different... don't buy a new phone, buy a Galaxy tab. Better than a chalkboard :D http://zooppa.com/ads/samsung-galaxy-tab-video-contest/videos/galaxy-tab-30-sec-teaser?fbid=FX94NN2lKPw

Celeste dijo...

I also think about that, you are not alone...what will my child want when he's 14? I want to be able to speak to him, to engage in endless conversations, and more than anything else, to not loose the sense of admiration for things that technology makes others take for granted!!! I want to remain as simple as possible...so far, I refuse completely to buy a gadget that allows anything more than a one-to-one voice based conversation!

vacaazul dijo...

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