Week 2: Technology and Culture

Man created their own reality, as we all experience life differently. No one will ever understand someone else’s struggles even if they claim to understand.  There are many factors to how our lives unfold but it is all determined from ourselves. Culture can influence our lives because us humans all try to follow the “norms”. Our beliefs are based off what we were taught which is what formed a society’s culture. We have so many different cultures because every area of the world is different, with different religions, types of people, or technology advancement. Society has taken a huge toll on the growth of self individuality on everybody. It has sucked in everyone to think the same, act the same, and even talk the same. There is rarely any originality and uniqueness in today’s world. We are all the same popularity and fame chasers, as dreaming big now means what can get you the most money. The saying “money can’t buy happiness” has become something that is false in today’s society. The advancement of technology has saved and ruined the world.

It has saved the world, because it has found the cures to many illnesses and diseases, but it has destroyed our world as well as we are forgetting about the importance of our planet and more about the use of a phone. The young generation sit on their electrical devices,  learning how to entertain themselves with a touch of their fingertips. They no longer go outside and learn the games their parents used to play and and let their creativities flow. Instead they rely on technology to teach them, instead of what their parent’s and ancestors teach them. Culture is passed down by ancestors, as we share it to one another so that others can learn. However, technology has now become the major role in society, as the use of media affects people’s initial thoughts and impressions on culture based topics. What we see is being portrayed and how we think things is all because of how society shapes and “want” us to think.

Man can create their own reality but it’s all up to society to decide whether it’s controversial or not. The flaw is that us humans, go around claiming one thing is right over the other, but there is no actual way for us to say that because everything started as a thought. Science can tell us that we as humans are the same under our skin no matter who we are or what we believe in.  However, innovations affects our thoughts and perceptions.

One Reply to “Week 2: Technology and Culture”

  1. This post made me think a little about the younger generation and society. I agree with what you said about the younger generation being attached to their electronic. I have seen this first hand with my friends younger siblings and my cousins; they would rather sit on the couch and play games on their tablets instead of going outside and playing games with other children. Because of this I think it affects the was they interact with others. Their social skills are not very developed since they are glued to their electronics and maybe they will communicate with friends through online video games.

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