The Times They Are A Changing

1834 Words Sep 15th, 2016 8 Pages
Flowers are Red The sage bard, Bob Dylan, on the rapidly rising waters of vicissitude: Come gather ‘round people wherever you roam And admit that the waters around you have grown And accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone If your time to you is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin’. Dylan was hardly a grown man when he groaned the initial verse of his 1964 album’s title track, “The Times they are A-Changing” (1964). A masterpiece which would continue to ring in the ears of every new generation of upcoming adults for nearly half a century. Dylan depicts two conflicting mindsets in his anthem of progress: Those who resist change, otherwise known as, the first who will later be last; and those who rally for change, the slow that’ll later be fast. Respectively, lionized author and classical Ivy League educator Timothy D. Snyder’s, “Why Laptops in Class Are Distracting America’s Future Workforce,” published by Christian Science Monitor in 2011, documents the decline of his students’ attentiveness and well-being due to technology infiltrating his lecture hall. Alternatively, internationally renowned author, journalist, reporter, and fellow Ivy League scholar, Thomas L. Friedman, writes of why the time has come for technological change in education in, “Come the Revolution,” which was published by The New York Times in 2012. Despite the increasingly large divide that separates the two’s…
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