No More Awestruck

When I was a kid, almost anything new that came along had my jaw open. Each new toy or even kitchen gadget had me saying waaaaaaaw, but I don’t see that today

Nothing surprises todays kids & that’s sad, don’t you think?

The phone watch is now a retail item, but when I was young, that was Dick Tracey stuff. Hell, the ‘communicators’ that Mr Spock & Kirk flipped open to speak to each other was a fantasy – now every 12 year old yin yang has a low level satellite transceiver in their pocket

Remember when you first saw or tried the original TV tennis computer game? Just two flat paddles ponging a square ball (!) across the TV screen – but we thought it was amazing to be in control of making something happen on our own TV

So what would it take to have your average youngster in awe these days? What WOULD have them stand there in disbelief? Not much I reckon. They have been brought up to expect constant innovation, and we’ve lost something forever

I genuinely feel sorry for future generations of kids – and adults that will seldom be awestruck ever again

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art & science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause & stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed” – Albert Einstein

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