There are two directions of emotions that I feel whenever I am reminded of my age. One is that I feel happy because I am able to reach an era of great innovation. Why, even roof repair has become very high-tech. Having just moved to Toronto with my daughter and her family, the house had to go a lot of repairs, especially the roof. Her husband got hold of RoofingMaster, one of many roofing contractors Toronto is famous for. As I had nothing better to do, I observed how these roofers come into the house to survey the damages using their gadgets and tools. In their presentation of the necessary repairs and the quotation of expenses,they were using tablets. Why, way back, these people had to carry heaps of paper for whatever project they have, but now, they walk freely with only gadgets and phones in hand. it was even more surprise when they finished the job in just two days. Why, before, these jobs would take a week, tops. They were also experts back then, but he experts of today are greatly helped with technology, and it is just amazing. These kinds of positive encounters are what I like most about reaching 68 years old. and I’m happy too, that despite my age, I am still able to understand how these technologies work, like the computer and the World Wide Web.
Sadly, though, the other emotion I get when I am reminded of my age is dismay. I am dismayed by how the younger generation seemed to value technology more than they value nature. Teenagers and adult alike would be terriefied of tterriefied not having their phone with them even just for a day. Some would say they would go crazy while others go as far as claiming that they would die. Ask them, however, if they could survive a day indoors, without a shade of greenery and the sun. They would probably answer that they can, as long as they have their phones or computers with them. This breaks my heart because people have depreciated value for nature. What once was a life of commitment to preserve the sea and protect the air from pollution has shrunk into a life of patronizing plastic products and using of technology like cars that pollute the air.
Now I know that there are still some people and companies out there who still fight for nature and who struggle everyday to look for ways to use technology not just for the betterment of human lives but also for the preservation of the environment. I just hope that more people become dedicated to environmental rehabilitation as well and become as dedicated as other people. Like how dedicated Roofing Master is to the craft of roofing Toronto establishments, people could really use that much dedication to try in even the littlest of things. This way, they will not only be preserving nature for future generations, but also preserve the lives of every human being on this planet.