TRAVEL IN TIME? SURE! WHY NOT?!
As much as Time Travelling seems to be too far fetched a thought for us muggles(except for Elon Musk — who I still believe could be living like the Iron Man), the idea can be tried out by a simple experience with some exercises. Yes, it could be done but with a few sacrifices. Like ditching your phone and other gadgets. Making a real connection to the world is that hard. But it might take me hardly a few minutes to connect to your WiFi (Did you think password123 is secure?).
I am not trying to preach how much we have gotten ourselves disconnected from the real world. But I am rather admitting to having succumbed to the cobweb of desires that don’t really matter. All that I have written on Medium so far might be way too much about things that humans have ignored all these years and I have done the same too. A few generations before I felt there was a lot more meaning and purpose to life than there is now. Our skills, as being a part of this society, are to be able to know how to use chopsticks, how to use an app that got launched a few days before, how to pronounce the name of that fancy pasta in the Italian Restaurant, or how to identify the taste in our wine. These are certainly great, diverse and exciting. Will it help us survive?
Recently, in Chennai, India, there was a huge protest against PETA for saving the native cattle breeds. Wait, isn’t PETA supposed to save animals? Yes, they do claim to be saving animals. Long story short — PETA didn’t know what they were doing. (For more details on this, check JALLIKATTU). This protest was a hard slap on my face to wake up to the problems our current generation faces. This is not about the growing terrorism or depression among people. This is about survival. Surviving with what we have at hand. Back in the days of my grandparents, almost everyone had a little piece of land in their yard where they grew their own vegetables or even had a cow that yielded milk. That was organic food. No expensive grocery bills or adulterated toxic foods. But now how many of us can tell that we can actually take care of a single plant? Very few.
While having a yard or a small garden could be difficult to maintain, doesn’t it teach the art of farming? Doesn’t it teach us how to survive? This would become a lost practice if we keep confining these duties to farmers only. When we learn how to do this, we guarantee non-toxic, nutritious, organic food for our families. This is definitely not as easy as it sounds. Heck most of us still struggle to type without looking at our keyboard. But we are doing it anyway, aren’t we? There might be a day where our kids might revolutionize the world by making a huge step towards organic farming. The world might soon be a place where there will be no overpriced organic food. Our kids for once will have food the way our forefathers had. When this happens, you might just have pulled off a Marty McFly for sure.