Technology has come so far over the last few decades and has changed life as we know it tremendously. Suddenly we have the knowledge of the world at our very finger tips. These advances have made it easier for young adults to decide what direction they want to take in their lives, as they are better able to explore all fields of work. For me, watching television as a kid strengthened my passion for animals. Being able to learn about different species all around the world left me in awe. I can remember using my computer time to research animal facts instead of playing games like my friends. I continued watching Animal Planet through my teens, getting more into serious shows about ending animal cruelty or rehabilitating sick and injured animals. I envied these people, being able to spend every day making a difference in the world seemed like a dream to me. Going into my senor year of high school I had no idea what I was going to do about college. I had hundreds of schools to choose from, but the only thing that made me happy was working with animals. This passion left me pondering whether or not a job existed where I could get paid to help. Through research on the internet I was able to enlighten myself of career path I could take, which is how I discovered that I could become a vet tech. I was able to explore their daily lives and just what it would take for me to pursue this career. What I learned from this search filled me with excitement to start my educational journey and experience a hands on program like no other.
The internet has also helped me explore when it came to my school work. It made research for papers or projects so much easier and opened me to a vast amount of information. I have always loved learning and the knowledge I received from these sources was almost overwhelming. It is mind blowing to me that all my questions can be answered with just the click of a button. I have found that others have a lot to teach if you are willing to listen. Watching videos or reading blogs really allows you to delve into others’ lives. These things can teach you hobbies or expose you to thousands of movies. The internet allowed me to explore the baker in me by showing me hundreds of recipes that tested my skills. People are now able to reach each other on a whole new level. Actually being able to see someone and hear them talk on your screen seemed impossible just a few years ago.
I believe that the internet and television has brought the world together. Being able to experience different cultures just by turning on my television is amazing. News can now be spread at unthinkable rates and help can be supplied with just the ring of a phone. Being able to learn so much with such ease has truly changed the lives of our generation and made exploring our worlds so simple.
In a fiery pit
Molten ash flutters down like black snow
But when reached for, something sinister boils about
What was once joy is now sickening and out of reach
It melts in our hands like ice on a hot day
Slips through our fingers
And plunges to the ground
Once solid and real
Now out of sight like it never existed
The skin feels sticky and uncomfortable
A desire to be away from oneself
Yet so confined by air that seems heavier than usual
In a panic the mind is unfit for justice
Unfit for reasoning
And when the flames swelter up
It only consumes
And you suddenly hope you burn with it all
And that on the other side
We’re born anew