So I saw this ad link posted on my facebook page this morning:
I live in a world which is so different from the one I was born in. In our days, libraries and playgrounds were places where one learnt to live, deal with others and gather knowledge. Now kids listen to books, watch television, play virtual games and ping each other on Facebook and twitter. And there comes that age old question … how much and how early?
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist,” so said Friedrich Nietzche. Sometimes I think what he said applies most to the eternal dilemma in a mother’s life – to work or not to work?
Let me confess the grumpy side of my motherhood, I am aware but have failed infinite times. Idealism is a word which fled away from my window after I gave birth to my child.
Holy Kamoly !!! Trust me when I say this is not, by any means (however farfetched that may be) a modern day version of the age old guacamole. It is one of the saner versions of TeenSpeak.
At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book – that string of confused, alien ciphers – shivered into meaning. Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; at that moment, whole universes opened. You became, irrevocably, a reader. – Alberto Manguel
We see Smart phones, tablets, laptops and many other gadgets in the delicate hands of toddlers and small kids these days. That just goes to prove how much social media and technology has taken over our lives.
man·ner (m n r)
1. A way of doing something or the way in which a thing is done or happens.
2. A way of acting; bearing or behavior.
a. The socially correct way of acting; etiquette.
b. The prevailing customs, social conduct, and norms of a specific society, period, or group, especially as the subject of a literary work.
The above meaning is from the Free Dictionary which is available on the net. Unfortunately in today’s day and age, a dictionary is likely to be the only place where you will find manners.