Robot On Duty

I have often wondered what it would be like if there were a robot to help me perform everyday tasks.  I’m not counting basic electronic devices such as phones or computers.  I’m talking a serious, human-like robot that can possibly walk or even have conversations with me.  That’s a very funny concept now that I imagine it.  It just seems totally unrealistic.  But anyway, I would thoroughly enjoy it if there were a robot to help me do household chores such as cleaning and keeping everything in its proper place.  There has been work on such a robot, at least in high-tech companies around the world.  I’m truly impressed with the work on these robots, and I’m excited for the stage when they actually will be released and put to work.  People have wondered if their invention will have legal ramifications related to ethics and controversial roles in today’s society.  There has even been talk if they end up taking over a lot of our responsibilities related to career-work.  Such a possibility means more people might lose jobs, at least in some sectors.  And then there’s the discussion on whether or not they might wind up hurting us physically in one way or other.  I doubt it will reach the point where people decide to end their assembly due to such mitigating factors.


Exercise To Remain Healthy

In my life so far, exercise has been exceedingly important for my health, social well-being, and ability to persevere through rough tasks.  This is something I usually don’t take for granted at all, although when I was younger of course I didn’t realize how important exercise actually is to one’s authentic quality of life.  It’s good I took PE throughout elementary school, and for some portions of middle and high school.  And after that I have continued various exercises and workout routines.  What’s important to remember is that when you’re younger, your body generally recovers from a variety of ailments in much better fashion and in quicker time than when you’re older.  This is why we really can’t forget the importance of exercise in our lives.  Working out can take many forms, and I’ve learned that mental training is just as important as any other physical training.  There is definitely an expectation in today’s society, at least in some careers, that adults will in general perform less physical activity than when they were younger.  I can’t stress enough how dangerous that mindset is.  Even though we are living longer, a whole abundance of symptoms begin appearing if one doesn’t work out enough.  This is in part because exercise (when done correctly) has the capacity to release endorphins, which are “feel good” chemicals that our bodies truly need.  These, among other things, can definitely provide hope and a greater sense of satisfaction during times of chaos and stress.

On the “Graying” of our Society

Today, more people than ever before are living relatively longer lives in our society.  This is great news.  Whenever I go somewhere and notice people of an esteemed age, who oftentimes are laughing and enjoying themselves just as ever before, I commonly smile and wish I could be their age, able to partake in some of their joyous and respectable activities.  This isn’t to say our aging population is free from all forms of discrimination.  I absolutely hate it when I notice that some people, just because of their advanced age, are subjected to ageist criticism and remarks.  Thankfully that does seem to be becoming less of an issue, at least where I live.  People must understand that nowadays, many of our citizens are just as able and skillful as others regardless of their age.  I have always admired those who reach the age where they can tell exciting stories about their lives to others.  That definitely seems to be one of the advantages I look forward to experiencing.

Religion as a Support System

Religion plays a significant role in our society today.  A major reason for this, I believe, is that religion tends to try to make sense of things that can often be otherwise completely unexplainable.  Much of religion tries to explain how the divine and supernatural are at work in solving most of our everyday crises.  For example, in some religions, our personal difficulties are often viewed as certainly unimportant in the grander scheme of things.  In that specific case, divine reasons can definitely be a major part of that.  I have noticed as well that many religions emphasize the importance of the sacred, or the qualities found in our society/lives that may be seen as supernatural or perplexing to understand.  For that reason, even though organized religion has seen a decline during this past century, I consider it to still hold a major role in today’s society.  In fact, it is possible that much of why organized religion has become a little less popular is due to the fact there are so many definitions of what religion actually is.  This can be seen when one asks people of different experiences and environments what they believe religion to be.