Nothing that is can pause or stay;
The moon will wax, the moon will wane,
The mist and cloud will turn to rain,
The rain to mist and cloud again,
Tomorrow be today. ~Henry Wadsworth
The time is like a slow magic – right in front of your eyes, changing everything, blink by blink. The fashions, the trends, the hairstyle, the dress-code..…- everything change with time.
And, it is not just our dress code, it is not just how we present ourselves, the change is a part of every aspect of our lives. How we address each-other, how we greet someone, how we write, how we talk, how we think…..everything is changing with time; everything is so different compared to when we were little kids.
When we were kids, smoking in public was a common scene; throwing trash on the roadside – or in the middle of the street – was not rare; kicking an empty can or a bottle down the street was normal. It was somewhat cool, it was expected.
But that is not the case anymore. The time has changed, so have the social norms, so has the new ‘cool’.
Now-a-days, people dress less formal; the greetings are more casual. It is no longer a fashion to smoke in a public place. You don’t wear a tie to the office. You will get many dirty looks if you decide to toss your empty soda-can in the middle of the street.
So what is fashion now-a-days? What is the new ‘cool’?
Cleaning behind your own mess is considered ‘cool’ now-a-days.If you refrain from smoking, your colleagues appreciate that – as non-smoking is the new trend. If you recycle your waste, you will earn some extra points from your neighbors and friends. Picking up someone else’s trash and throwing in the nearby recycle or garbage bin is all cool now.
So next time, when you see an empty can lying in the middle of the street, when you see a newspaper trashed along the side-walk, it is okay to pick it up and throw it in the recycle bin. It is okay to remind a smoker in a public park that smoking is not allowed there; a mother with a small kid will appreciate your gesture.
Now-a-days, here in North America and many other places, more and more households are switching to fuel efficient cars and trucks. People like to brag about how they are using environment friendly ideas – the solar lights, the energy efficient appliances, planting more trees in the neighborhood…… ‘Going green’ is the new cool.
It is the new trend; it is the new fashion that is catching up everywhere. Be a part of it, if not already! It’s cool! Continue reading