In party speeches, older people will be treated with dignity and respect in this country, but in everyday life they are emphatically left out. If you don’t have a smartphone, great. We wholeheartedly applaud new digital technologies and solutions, in part because they are rational, future-oriented and often environmentally friendly. But there is a limit.
We must not cultivate our own “intelligence” in a way that causes us to send people to the junk heap because they do not master modern technology. When everyone goes through the same funnel to prevent the date stamp from being exceeded, we tend to forget important human values.
Technological discrimination makes many people feel alienated and insecure, even when they have to use absolutely necessary services. It is understandable that many people feel directly discriminated against in everyday life, whether they need help from the bank or use public transport services.
In all the hustle and bustle, one has often forgotten about raising a generation that for most of life has continually solved its own challenges. Many now have children or grandchildren to help.
The fact that you cannot pay for the bus if you do not have a smartphone is an example of disrespect towards older people. Many express that they feel that the use of the bus is cut off, that for environmental reasons we ask that people use the most possible. .
It is understandable that banks, which are losing customer base at record speed, are using energy to change user habits. We also do that in the media. Many have done well, but the problem is the many who are struggling. They are usually older people who do not like to be bothered or complained.
They can then become socially isolated, if services are not available in practice. When banks are no longer downgraded by people who need advice and assistance, it can easily be resignation or humility; They shouldn’t get in the way. It’s easy to look blindly at your own stats, especially when they are what you expect.
Just when it comes to public transportation, some of the practical challenges may be related to the crown, but the extreme impatience and hustle of embracing everyone with smart solutions has been pretty brutal for a while. We must constantly realize that life is not an assembly line, and that not everyone spends their life on Facebook or downloads applications at all times.
We can even learn a thing or two about life by taking off our blinders and talking to each other …
Mini Leader: Wanted: Sun
VG writes that there has been very little sunshine in Norway in December. In the capital, the citizens of Oslo were able to enjoy the sun for six hours on December 1, since then it has only been gray weather.
From Northern Norway, we can report so far that it has not only been gray, but is in fact completely dark, so far in December.