In this generation, we have a big problem on our hands and they are computers and calculators. As technology booms with newly sophisticated gadgets and the decades go on by, I have noticed that people actually do not know the basic math skills and always resort to a calculator to find the answers or their mobile phones or the computer. Sometimes I see people struggling with basic words and words in general are spelled incorrectly. I know some of my blog posts have a few punctuation errors and everything I am guilty in that, and I am not talking about those who have a hard time learning, they are exempt from all this, but I am saying that the use of pens, paper, and everything is going, and I go to the stores like staples, and office supply stores and dollar stores that have pens, papers and everything and they still sit there and hardly touched. I mean where do we draw the line to all of this? at my time when in elementary school and before that we were never allowed a calculator during a test or when we are doing math in class and we would have to show our work and do everything the hard way and we succeeded. It was a great time where simplicity was at its best and people learned a lot better and kids learned proper ways of learning and doing math and doing grammar. Boy have times really changed. Children these days should be so lucky that they have the easy way out. It’s not a proper way to be educated. I know some children who do not even know how to hold a pencil and I know some children to teenagers who they’re penmanship is like 3 or 4 year old and it is such an extremely sad thing.
Nowadays its now all about text messaging, using calculators, and spell check on the computer, but there really is no effort and work being put in by people these days. Everything is so easy these days. Its sad. These children and these teenagers are our next generation and they are the ones will take over the world someday and its a pretty scary thought to think of the future as illiteracy will be on the rise and that education will not be the way it was and its starting out to be that way as decades go on and more sophisticated products come out to make people be more illiterate. It is all in the way of the school systems and what is brought into the schools. Before there was no such thing as typing up essays, and homework, everything was done by hand, and a lot more hours were spent on doing homework everyday, people did crafts, people did all kinds of things before the computers and all this stuff was invented.
Again this does not apply to everyone. I am saying all this in a general perspective and my opinions and thoughts on this situation. I know our lives have become easier and technology took over, but it is always special to actually sit down and take time to write a paragraph or write something down and write personal letters, and just write an essay or two about your day about your experiences, like a diary. It is imperative that these things be taught and I know schools have people write with pencil and everything, but the whole purpose of children, teens and adults go to school is to learn properly, to learn how to write well, to learn to appreciate the art of learning and to strengthen future, because if in our future decades and generation we see more illiterate people, then this is going to become a huge problem than it already is.
I also find many errors in professional newspapers, ads, signs, in grocery stores, and everything. I catch onto it. Its sad.
Know your limit when it comes to technology. Yes computers and calculators are fine tools and they are incredible with communication with family and friends, and researching about places, animals, things, subjects, society, but that should be the limit. take it to the limit and the rest try to learn it on your own. again this does not apply to those who have a hard time. All the best to you all.