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What About The Changes You Don't See ?

Updated on May 20, 2011

They Happen So Slowly

We have learned to deal with new experiences since the day we were born

Those old bulky baby carriages have become sleek and fashionable

Baby seats a neccessity

Seat belts the law

Bike helmets a good idea

Some changes we notice like when someone paints a room

They are drastic and are soon recognized

Other changes over time may go unnoticed

They happen so gradual only the keenest eye can see

When cell phones came around and soon they would change everything we ever knew

From leaving a message to texting

For now the information age has expanded and now boomed

I for one have been dragging my feet

The use of the computer via myspace,facebook and all those computer games

E-mailing and instant messaging

The world is changing and sometimes we don't notice

We get busy with our own lives and doing the things that we feel we have to do

I remember when beepers were big

I was working on my own business at the time

Feeling the buzz of new technology and see a number light up on a screen

Was something I couldn't explain

I was so excited and thrilled

Now they are only used in restaurants when waiting for a seat or in hospitals among doctors and nurses and their staff

So look around you and see what things you haven't noticed that have changed the world in which we live

G.P,S.'s are so much fun

Map books under my car seat have just become dust collectors and almost antiques

Have you been part of the change or just holding back

I know many years have passed since I was last in school

Almost three decades of fun have passed through my finger tips

I hear most reports or assignments are done on laptops

You have to e-mail the teacher on missed homework assigments

It is a different world even though it is painted the same colors

I hear the whole system of grading in grade school from A,B,C,D, annd F's has changed

They use some number system now

The schools are locked and no one is allowed in or out unless you are checked in like a hotel at the front desk

It is time that I try to comprehend that most changes are here to stay

I have to make the best of them and learn to wecome them with open arms

The end of old records and tapes to cd's

V.c.r tapes to d.v.d's

I remember growing up with a black and white t.v.

Now it is high definition and three d

Now books changing over to the Nook and the Kindle

Are you ready for this ?

What are some of the changes that you have noticed please feel free to share with me

I can't be the only one who feels like they were stunned by a stun gun when I wasn't looking

I have missed out on the mp 3 players to the I-pod revolution

I did take part in the answering machines changing from little tapes to digital



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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick I am in the same boat.I still can't figure how to down load music and as for books I hold my books as if they are the last ones in the world.They are always yours to read anytime.Take care and thanx.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 

      7 years ago from Great Britain

      .......It´s a different world even though it is still painted in the same colours......

      loved that line and have to agree with you on all these changes being made too quickly. l´m not a Ludditte, l understand some changes are progress., but l had no time to work out the simplest mp3 player when my grandchildren were telling me it was no good l needed something else. As for kindle... with all the books... GO AWAY, please l love my bookshelves , especially the ones filled with old books with a slightly musty smell.

      Sometimes inscriptions inside.....from grandad, who would be great grandad if he was alive now.

      Great hub. Thanks.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Charlu You keep those changes coming.That is the only way we can figure out solutions for the future.Great help and you keep giving me new ideas.It is a different world but we have to embrace it to understand it.Her eye is doing so much better thanx.Good news and happiness coming your way.KoffeeKlatch Gals If we keep looking on the bright side maybe we will be able to spend the extra time doing more hubs and making up the difference in pay helping so many more people that you could of never done with your present work.My work has been cut down and I have no choice in the matter.So I will spend more time doing the things I can change and make a difference.I also have found more time to enjoy my new freedoms and less thinking life is about just work.Poetvix I agree with you.I work with young adults who can't count back change.They have to punch in a key on the computer then it tells them how much change to give.It scares me.I am still looking at all the positives that I miss because I am focusing on the negatives.I agree that technology is unbelievable but without improvements sometimes bad I would never be able to sit here and type to you.I love life and still find it too fascinating and breath taking to ever be disappointed.I am so glad we have made so many medical advances that could never have been made otherwise.There is always more good in the world than bad but when we get mad we only see the bad.We have to just learn to laugh and love more.Thanx everyone so much.

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      7 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      This really got me thinking. It's amazing the changes that have occurred over not so awful much time. I remember when I was a student calculators were not allowed. Now, we have to teach the button sequence to push not how to actually sit down with paper and pencil and figure out the answer. We used to learn to write in cursive. Now we don't even teach it and are told we have to accept print and it doesn't even have to look good for print! I'm not so sure all of these changes are good. Another one I really don't like is that I used to have an illusion of privacy but now anyone can find my house on Google Earth.

      This was a great and really got me thinking. Thank you.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Very though provoking article. I have seen the changes you have. Let me add to the list with this one. We were just told in our school district that we either have to go with a 4 day work week or suffer many more layoffs. We also are no long supposed to have substitute teachers as of next year. I never thought I would see these shanges in the school system.

      Great article. Rated up and awesome.

    • Charlu profile image


      7 years ago from Florida

      Great hub. Two of the biggest changes that I'm not particularly fond of are texting and tv productions.

      Watching a teenager text at speeds a court reporter would be proud of is mesmerizing, however the pictures, video, and text that go along with that have left several in compromising positions to say the least.

      With each new version of the latest in television whether it be high def or 3D come the vast amounts of violence and catastrophic events to be viewed almost as if they were accepted as a norm. That bothers me a lot because I think we've lowered our standards to what our children can see.

      Sorry to rant, I just think that part of our advancements in video games, tv, etc. is partially responsible for the state our society is in.

      All up and great topic (ps How's is her eye?)

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Eiddwen I have not changed over to e-books yet.I still love the crisp pages inbetween my fingers.Even the smell of paper pages makes me feel at home.I don't know if I can ever give up one of my greatest loves.I have a few thousand books to share.If you are bored and have nothing to do find the right book and it will nock the socks off of you.At least that's the way I feel.Thank you so much.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      7 years ago from Wales

      Hi DREAM ON,

      This a brilliant hub,and thank you for sharing.

      You are so right, I feel exactly the same but it takes someone like you to gather it all into a hub for it to register.I could never substitute a reading book with anything, and it saddens me to think that this seems to e the way forward.

      Thank you for sharing this hub with us and left much food for thought and needless to say I am pushing all the buttons for this one.

      Take care



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