Had an interesting debate with my husband tonight at the supper table.
Kirk tends to be one that goes with the flow, goes with the times. He believes in change, to him change is good. He is very liberal when it comes to trying new things.
I am the total and complete opposite. I like routine, things staying as they are and am of the mindset that if something isn’t broken, leave it be. I’m not saying that all change is bad, I like the tried and true. Send me back to the 1950’s, I’d fit in pretty well there.
About three years ago our school system gave all the high school kids i-pads, this year they’ve started giving them to the kids down to the 6th grade. Our son is a 6th grader this year.
I have a real problem with all the text books being on the machine. I just don’t feel as though the kids get everything out of the books when they don’t have the physical book in their hands. There is too much temptation to be doing other things on the machine when they are supposed to be reading or working on an assignment. Of course they do come in handy when researching, so I’m not saying they are all bad, I just think the kids aren’t putting their all into their studies when they have that contraption. My personal opinion and I know I’m in the minority.
My husband is a cattle buyer and he says he has a handful of customers that think the way that I do. He says they aren’t wrong, they are comfortable doing things as they have always done, but he has to deal with these guys in a different manner. Of course I can’t say that I like the new way of buying and selling cattle, so I’m definitely with those cattle feeders.
I want to be able to go to the sale barn when I want to buy a few head of cattle. I have never been a fan of video auctions. I don’t want to have to go on the internet and Google to find the calves I want. It’s frustrating.
I won’t even get started on the whole teaching cursive writing topic. Let’s just say that I’m teaching my son cursive writing at home, as much as he doesn’t like it, I feel that it’s something important to know, not just to write but to read it as well.
Call me old school, I’m a 42 year old stuck in an 80 year old mindset…I know change is a good thing, but I feel that sometimes there’s just too much of a good thing. We need to remember the old ways and not forget them. They just may come in handy some day.