A Message to My Nephew and Niece
I have a younger sister abroad who has a son and a daughter. They are in middle school and high school respectively. They belong to the younger generation of the modern day. How they have advantages over their lives compared to ours at their age is noteworthy. I want to bring this to the attention of my lovely nephew and niece through the message of this hub.
If nephews and nieces were jewels, I would have the most beautiful gems ever...— Anonymous
Benefits of the Internet, Computer and Smartphone My Nephew and Niece Now Enjoy
Without the internet, life now is useless. It is the mainstream of life itself. With the help of the internet, they can order food from restaurants and have them directly delivered to their homes.
They can get ideas of their home assignments from school using the mighty reign of the internet. They can open accounts on Facebook and Gmail and interact solo or in groups with their friends.
They will need a computer, laptop, iPad, or TAB to access the internet. These come in various shapes and sizes, and they can use one or more of these according to their convenience.
Smartphones help them to contact parents when they are delaying in picking them up from school or a birthday party.
Furthermore, on large computer screens at home, they can watch movies or funny cartoons of their choice.
With a printer and scanner attached to their computer, they can print or scan documents and photos.
Furthermore, they can upload digital photos from cameras on to their computers and keep them in a safe place.
With smartphones, they can take selfies in the various places they visit and capture memorable moments. They can upload these photos to their computers using connectors to USB ports.
They can ask their parents to buy them flash drives or hard drives and carry information on documents or music files or both inside them and upload them to computers as when needed. In the case of music files, they can play music in Windows Media Player on their computers, listen to them and enjoy while they do other household chores. They can also hear music themselves on headphones or earphones.
How Our Fate Was Disadvantaged at Their Age
When we were in middle and high schools, there was no internet, computer or smartphone. We just had to be patient to look for our parents to pick us up from school or a birthday party.
For orders from restaurants, we had to go there and have a feast. There were no home delivery services.
We had to rely on our parents for help with our home assignments from school. And sometimes they scolded us bitterly for not understanding something soon enough.
Facebook, Gmail, the internet, computers, cell phones, and smartphones were all nonexistent. We didn’t have all these facilities. Life was simpler, and we went out to amusement parks or recreational centers to enjoy life.
However, we had radio, TV and non-digital cameras. Through radios, we could hear music, songs, movie dialogues, and news. There weren’t many channels on TV, and we mainly watched selective movies and cartoons. VCRs also came to life then, which we could attach to the TV and watch movies at our convenient times via VCR cassettes.
Non-digital cameras needed some experience and knowledge to take photographs. My Dad had that experience and took lots of photos wherever we went sightseeing and traveling. He set everything on the camera and asked us to just click on it to take photos of Mom and Dad together.
So, my dear nephew and niece, we were underprivileged and ignorant about many of the modern day amenities and benefits at your age. On the other hand, we had more cozy family times together.
Therefore, my message to you would be yes, enjoy life with all modern day facilities but also remember to be nice and kind to your parents, grandparents and family friends who are not so familiar with the technology.
Spend as much family time as you can despite technological facilities because they may seem little things now but if they disappear from your life, you will feel they were big things and regret a lot. It would be too late to turn back the clock.
So this is the moment to strike a balance between technology time and family time.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
© 2020 Rosina S Khan