Modern Technology, Moral Values

Because
of modern technology and as a result of an easier life style, America
as well as much of the rest of the world have moved away from being an
agrarian society. Societies before ours lived much closer to the land,
their whole life centered around the weather,and the abundance or lack
there of, of the annual crop harvest. When the harvest was bad, people
grouped together because of a need to survive,the ancient aborigines
didn’t even reproduce during years of severe drought.


With
all of our modern advances, we have theoretically  eliminated
starvation and need in modern society. If one is willing to work and
place their priorities in the proper perspective, one can achieve
anything his or heart desires as long as they have the human
capabilities to do it.



In most cases this is a good thing, however there is a down side also.
By eliminating much of the hardships our ancestors endured, we have also
eliminated the sense of community and dependence on each other, as well
as our closeness to the earth and our natural world.


Even
our native cultures, what is left of them, have moved away from their
basic moral structure and become less spiritual than in previous
generations. Many have lost their way and have resorted to drugs and
alcohol as a means of dealing with life’s problems.


I
don’t think there are many people alive today that if they had a
choice, would want to live in a tee pee or a “humpie” in the out back of
Australia, however  many people no longer have a spiritual foundation,
as is evidenced in their life style.Having said that,there are still
many who would like to be able to follow the customs and beliefs of our
native peoples, while maintaining their current lifestyle.


Civilization
as we know it started with a high spiritual base and slowly moved to a
more materialistic society, with it came an easier, safer life with more
comfort than our ancestors could have imagined in their wildest dreams.


However
along the way, we have lost sight of what is really important in life,
we, as a whole have lost sight of our moral values, the values which
built this great society in which we live. It is now time to return to
the beliefs of our forefathers, they knew what they were talking about.


There
is nothing wrong with being prosperous, or enjoying a happy life, I for
one appreciate my cell phone, my microwave, flat screen TV and all the
other perks of modern day life. We have much to be thankful for and much
to enjoy. However, there is another side to life.


The
ancients as well as our own ancestors have much to teach us, we need to
return to the land, from whence we came, to re-learn what has been
lost. The time has come to join modern technology with good old
fashioned values and beliefs, the values that have stood the test of
time. The lifestyle most of us have now affords us the time to be able
to concentrate on the important things in life, all we need to do is to
do it.

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