Generation of gadgets
M. OSAMA SAEED Karachi, the city of lights, has been and continues to be the abode of an uncountable number of people. The city that I would generally label as the New York of Pakistan, with the people inhabiting in it from all the cultures, make it a multicultural piece of land on the surface of Pakistan. The Arabian Sea facing the city has seen thousands of generations. But the city has seen people roaming around in suspenders and bows to people in ties. People from fitted jeans to baggie pants and to fitted jeans again. A lot of fashion evolution and a lot of human evolution have happened here.
Back in the days, the only time for a family to talk their hearts out was the dinner time when they all could sit together at home and share their day. And now, well, most of us aren’t even home by dinnertime and talking about “talking their hearts out” is like going back in timeline, which we generally call history and history only exists in books.
On the south of the city, at dinner hour, my mother called me out of my room to spend a little time with family and have dinner with them - a night at which I was home on time. While having dinner, my dad started talking. And then came his signature dialogue, “in our days..”. Hence I couldn’t help but wonder were the times they were living in better than the times of our lives?”
No two generations can be compared. Back in the days, we had no gadgets. Now our lives depend on them. I am not saying it is good. But it is making our lives easy. According to the generation before us, we would rather live the lives they have already lived and in that case, what’s the point of going into the future? If we won’t embrace the gadgets that are being thrown upon us, how would we move into the future? —Via email