Then and Now

Posted : August 12, 2019


I have two Myees.

My grand daughter and I are both August born. We usually celebrate our birthdays together.

She finished pre-school and will attend KG at the end of the month. Two years ago, I came back from a medical checkup. She phoned, “Grandpa, who’s your doctor? Don’t worry. I’ll take care of you.”

My grand son is two and a half years old. He can shoot a basketball, ride a child tricycle, climb chutes at the play ground, sing (even some songs that he was not taught explicitly), dance, and ask questions (e.g. Who bought the house? car?). He finished day-care and will attend pre-school at the end of the month.

Both can use and play with smart phones. They can take photos.

The same can be said of most kids in the Age of Internet and Social Media.


There is not much comparison with our younger days where we had “Chalk and Talk” but no TV, Computers, Internet and Social Media. We have no regrets. We had parents and teachers who loved and groomed us. Everyday was “Father’s Day” and “Mother’s Day”. We had reasonably good education for fifteen (or less) kyats per month.

There is not much to regret.

In those days, people understand and appreciate Civics, Ethics, Knowledge and Experience Sharing, Metta (Loving kindness), Karuna (Compassion), Mudita (Altruistic joy) and Uppekkha (Equanimity).

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