Essay on Ffa As A Discourse Community

2345 Words Nov 2nd, 2016 10 Pages
FFA as a Discourse Community

In many ways-specifically,communicating with people in this generation-living by the mantra “out with the old and in with the new” can heavily influence the way people respond to information. We live in a fast pace world where “the next big thing” has already passed you by by the time you take your next breath. With the ever changing trend in ways to communicate with people, discourse communities like Future Farmers of America (FFA) look for ways to communicate with their members effectively. While there are many classic or traditional ways to communicate with its member that are effective, modern FFA is immensely improved when it utilizes all forms of communications both traditional as well as modern technology. Utilizing every resource today’s world has to offer improves the relationship between members and the access of information. Sometimes these newer resources do not always catch on as quickly as anticipated. This leads some to believe that the only way to relay knowledge or information is by traditional methods. Some people like it old school. However, if we keep an open mind and take advice from Henry David Thoreau’s book Walden, “Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new”. Here, Thoreau is explaining that knowledge and experience is relative only to one’s time. Progression requires change in the way people interact. This is a good argument towards recognizing the true effects of modern technology in our discourse communities.…

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