The world is vast and the opportunities endless. It is our perception of values that keep us planted into areas we no longer wish to be. Roots that no longer exist in this age where every person watches out for himself. Gone are the days where neighbors cared to watch over your children as you get yourself a haircut and gone are the days where you can expect people to care about you.
Family ties are weakening. It is the naive who think otherwise and who hold onto the hope that Sunday family dinners make a difference. What difference when we are distracted by the outside on the tips of our fingers? Children stopped visiting their mothers and don’t ask about their fathers anymore. Days go by, weeks pass, and months turn into years if we let them because we think that we can easily relocate into somewhere with less responsibilities. Yes, the world is vast and the opportunities endless, but where would you relocate? And if you choose to relocate, would it really make a difference where you go?
Humans are social creatures and the lone wolf cannot survive without a pack, one way or the other. We are not sole survivors nor can we delete all roots that connect us to our past. We can relocate our bodies but can we relocate who we are in the midst of the hazy lines between cultures, races, and countries? Are we turning into global citizens or are the homogeneous clusters we see around a representation of the roots we ignore? Can we really merge or will we always have our differences?
Are we ready to relocate our minds before our bodies or is breaking new ground the hip thing to do? Yes, we are not trees and we can move but we must move our perceptions to understand that sometimes relocating does not necessarily mean forgetting who we are.