The answer to this statement is YES & No.
They have more opportunities for all things technically. However, neuro scientists are telling us that these are not good for small children. And so I would lean the answer to the fewer opportunity side.
Back in those days when technologies were limited and people were not much aware of the fact that they are more capable of what they are doing.
Back in those days there were opportunities but people kind of neglected it. They had a basic mindset and their thinking level was very much grounded and they all believed that all these opportunities were a waste of time.
If we talk in India people back then were quite dependent on agriculture and thought that it was enough for them and their survival. But we have also seen people during that era have achieved what was unachievable at that moment.
We have praise the people who have achieved this immense feat with limited resource and hard work. But today when the technologies have advanced and everything is at our fingertips we have slightly have an upper hand.
If we want to pursue a course or a degree we can look at it on the internet and get details about it but in those days there was no internet. So we can say that we can edge past the people if the things are technical and related to the field of internet.
One thing we can look at is COMPETITION.
Right now we all are aware that we have to fight for our success but 30-40 years ago things were quite different, the competition was quite less back then compared to today.
Today it is so much difficult for a person to get a government job but back then it was much easier because people were not aware of the opportunities that they had.
But as we gradually grew our thoughts and mindset changed, people started to look at more things and then came more competition. But competition is not the sole reason to this debate.
I know that competition would be in those days but what matters the most is the HARDWORK one puts into it. Hard work is often the key to success. The people who are not blessed with good talents are left to work hard.
RIGHT WE HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITIES THAN WE HAD 30-40 YEARS AGO
We all are humans and we all evolve from a phase to another, so this process starts to happen we open some new opportunities for people. For instance we can say call centers; who would knew that India would run worlds 44% of outsourcing.
It happened because we all are evolving at a steady pace. And who knows that we would have way more opportunities 10 years later than we have now.
ONE OF THE MAIN REASON FOR MORE OPPORTUNITIES NOW IS GLOBALIZATION
Due to globalization a person sitting in Bangalore can run a company in US. Most of the top companies are doing this because of globalization. Like for example we can say UBER owns no cars. The world’s most popular media company FACEBOOK, creates no content. The world’s most valuable retailer, ALIBABA carries no stock. And the world’s largest accommodation provider AirBnB owns no property. SOMETHING BIG IS GOING ON.
In the end we could say that there were ample amount of opportunities around us now or 30-40 years back, it’s us who has to the right step for it to grasp it.
Written By: Kartik Singh Negi