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Modern Civilization © 2015
By Joe Vojt
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Rated "G" by the Author.
You wondered how any organization today could be effective and continue to survive in this modern life of industrial competence. The average worker was satisfied to be earning on the lower scale. No work in this community would be a real concern. So within the framework of our advanced society some organizations continue to exist with or without change.
Modern Civilization © 2015
Reaching out, the bright sun burned into a cluster of ancient hills. The remains of old smoke stakes stood tall and high above the many trees. They have survived through the past centuries of time. Blended in, but becoming faded and run down. These old relics from the past had been designed for their own modern structures. They were once considered very similar and in style of their own new space structures. Matching the heritage that was typical of many New England communities became all but lost today.
A horse can be seen racing out into a field of grass that was shared with a heard of black Angus cows, enjoying the vast open meadows of nature. Large crows were resting between the fine blades of grass. With an increased gallop the ground shakes as the birds of pry scatter and rush quickly towards the blue sky above. The cows slowly move their heads towards the sitting figure. A young figure guided her charge through a course so familiar in her heritage.
Sadness was slightly visible, because this became her last ride in the field of green. Knowing this made her sit up erect and struts even prouder. The head and tail of her fine specimen was both upright and straight. Waiting in wings were rows after rows of new earth moving equipment. The bright orange and yellow symbols reflected off the rushing river, passing the pasture that would soon become just another new modern surface of concrete and black top.
Automation, artificial intelligence, robotics, computers, are what we call the modern developments of the 21st century. Slowly the horse backed into a covered trailer and the young girl sat there as the dust settled, watching.
Time quickly approached the noon hour. You watch with interest as our progressive man keeps himself full of excitement. Without warning the sky started turning into gray hue. Mixing within the blue the white clouds became gray as a new mixture was formed. Then like a switch a chilling coolness replaced the brightness and dominated the region. The powerful sun could not overcome or penetrate this new cold environment.
A strong feeling became an apart of you as you re-entered the 18th century. It was a typical town that never advanced. The narrow streets make and you a part of history. In their time they were considered large but now are over crowded and unusable. The area had a progressive population but very few modern structures. Only the traffic patterns were forcing a stop and go condition. Within these boundaries a semi-clear river spilt between the town. At one end stood a proud factory that had survived the many changes of time. The winds swirled through out and in between these older buildings. They helped form a line along the river of its past.
The sounds of traffic build and reached through the panes of glass high up in the sky. Modern civilization of cars massed and mingled in their single duty of heading somewhere, trying hard to blend in with the modern sounds of compressors and fans. Every morning the pace increases as the sun continues its prominence of what becomes the front of another new day. Streets in all directions now are jammed with vehicles. A simple control light of mankind changes from red to green and back again, all day long without fail. Leaving only the ones that defy and dominate movements in between, on occasion you would hear an out cry coming from frustrated drivers, their horn becomes activated. With an increasingly up beat activity this is called modern life in action.
Walking in the parking lot you somehow knew that life here had not been warranted with advancement. A large hollowed building stood out on its solid foundation of field stones. Walking up one flight of stairs you became out of breath. Yet you learned to accept what was once a common occurrence. The floor plans were almost the same with the exception of the many pipes. These ran through out the multi floor operation. Each wall had nine three inch pipes stacked one over the other. The giant windows had white material permanently attached to them. This became necessary in an effort to conserve energy. Most of the furniture and equipment looked like they came out of another time period. You wondered how any organization today could be effective and continue to survive in this modern life of industrial competence. The average worker was satisfied to be earning on the lower scale. No work in this community would be a real concern. So within the framework of our advanced society some organizations continue to exist with or without change. Their own future was never guaranteed. Survival became a product of need. Any company that had started working during the 19th century and was still active in producing product was considered successful. Stepping back sometimes becomes the real contemporary lesson of getting ahead.
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