Decades ago, our society had system of joint family and
extended family staying together or nearby & the real connections was
existent and people stood for one another in the times of merry as well as in
times of need and sorrow, so the joys multiplied and sorrows divide among
family and family. With the passage of time, people started shifting to urban
and the urbanization led to disintegration of family and friends and people
shifted to letter writing to share their emotional imbalances or joys.
Man been a social animal needs someone to vent out their
Gradually technology advanced and new forms of technology
came into vogue and the whole world shrunk & got connected in real time.
Technology proved to be a boon in professional arena and
life became easy as important day to day activities could be carried out at the
stroke of fingertips but it surpassed the human relationships.
I do agree that it has marred emotional surface. People
interact more frequently, are more connected with each other and well versed
with what is going in the life of the people connected, but is the reality near
to what we are watching on social media.
I believe reality is far from what we see, so we are
watching people with masks in virtual world. The real feelings can’t be put
into words as it reflects in status updates.
My take is that my life too is very much dependent on
connectivity and it is quite easy for me to get my things done, whether it is
the booking of the tickets to travel; banking; shopping; blogging etc. but for
real life, I am more connected with people in real world.
I have many friends from the social media and few I have
found sincere ones but we can’t rely on all to continue the relationship.
I love to post on Facebook, like other’s post and it’s
helpful to connect with people but the drawback is inbox chatting wherein many
hooligans & black sheep’s try to hinder the peace of mind by stalking.
What Sapp is helpful for professionals or to catch friends
but too much indulgence is wastage of precious time.
This technology are keeping us aloof from the real world. People
are more concerned of virtual world than the real world. People aren’t aware
what’s going inside the house or in neighborhood but poke their nose more
often on social media.
Maximum people are busy on their mobiles even in public
gatherings or social events, they hardly have time to greet each other & it’s
difficult for them to take their eyes off from their handsets. People of all
age are much busy on social world. I believe people have become crazy to follow
virtual world, which is non-existent and in the race of non-existent, people
are forgetting the things that exists in reality.
I too remain hooked on social media but for the sake of
getting my things done and for blogging. I practice not to carry smartphone on
the event of social gathering or event so that I can involve myself fully or
give my best to the world.
As a courtesy, I never hook up on social media when I have
guests or family members at my place.
It’s good to be connected but not at the sake of losing
relationships or friends nor go swayed by social media. Accept as a part of
life and give time to it as required.
Don’t be crazy, don’t overreact. Take it easy.
Real time conversations vent out one’s emotions, we learn many things by interaction, we can read each other feelings and the best thing is that with conversations, we enrich our vocabulary, gain confidence and improve our accent.