Throwback Thursday: Tumetoka Mbali

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Tumetoka Mbali

Tumetoka mbali; swahili; meaning we’ve come a long way. A direct translation would be we’ve come from far.

Hey guys, I’m back. I was going to do another cookies article today but I do not want to overwhelm you with cookies. So today we shall talk about anything else but cookies. I really didn’t have an idea of what to write today, so I figured, let me catch you guys up on what I have been thinking about. This article might end up taking the form of a monologue, like the ones actors/actresses do at the Grammys but won’t be as funny.

In my free time, I like to watch period pieces. You know, those shows that are almost historically accurate but not quite, those ones. And it got me thinking, why is it that some people think that that era is better than the one we are living in? I personally, find that era to be an era of hardship. I can support that statement but this is not exactly time for a history lesson.

I can’t believe that these people would be willing to forgo the simplest pleasure such as technology. By that I mean, cars, phones, TVs, laptops etc. I personally loosely like the era we are living in (honestly, it could be better). I like the ability to read blogs such as this 😉 on a smartphone or a tablet. The ability to conveniently request for an Uber or food while I’m sitting in front of the TV. What is the drawing factor to that era?

If anything, I appreciate it for the fact that people had to work really hard and that trait was instilled at a very young age. On the flip side, there were more diseases because clean water in some areas was considered a luxury. The rate of theft was high as well as senseless murder was prevalent. Additionally it was a man eat man society and I do not mean that literally.

I understand that some people argue that we are too dependent on our devices but our devices are here to make our lives easier. It’s because of them that learning skills has been made easier. Travelling is no longer required to discover and experience different cultures. Additionally, technology is helping many people earn a living. Certain amenities such as medicine have been made more effective due to technology. Can you imagine how it must have been in the past when they didn’t have x-ray machines and the only forms of treatment were bloodletting, herbs and prayer? Rough

I guess at this point I have rumbled enough. Hopefully I have helped you to find a new appreciation for your phones, laptops or TVs. I could go on and on when it comes to this topic but I have to stop myself. I wish you all a lovely month ahead full of blessings, joy and laughter. Have a great week/weekend ahead.

Dee 🙂


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