|A Pace Odyssey||
In the modern world we see that every little detail of life is picking up pace. It has become exceedingly common to see the average American rushing, trying to get to their next meeting, their next sporting event, their next class, never stopping, only scheduling and going. With this we see that very few individuals come together as families anymore. Hardly anyone sits down with their family every night and eats a home cooked meal.
There are many causes to this ongoing phenomenon. Such as a busy schedule, differing views, and simply, not having a desire to be with one’s family. The problem that comes with this is the distance we feel from our families and the easily provoked confrontation. The only way this can be fixed starts with a personal desire to fix the problem.
The definition of “family” found in the 1950’s has drastically changed from what we see today. There are no set rules of, ‘mother in the home and father at work’. Today, the word “family” comes with various meanings and views. When “family” is spoken, not everyone pictures a loving mother and father who asks about their day when they return home. Some picture pain and sorrow when they think of family. Others only have partial families. Regardless of circumstance, it is important to strengthen the relationships that one currently has and make the most out of their own family.
We have been placed in a time where change is inevitable. With this change we find and are told that there is no room for family, no time for sibling relationships, only time for our schedules and our lives. We have the choice to follow the ways of the world and worry about our own selves, or, try and strengthen relationships within our family.
With this lies questions: does “family” have a different meaning from past times? What roles do a mother and father carry in today’s world? What is the purpose of family? How can we be better and strengthen the relationships we currently have? What do you think of when you hear the word “family”?