Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Real Togetherness

Hello Everyone!
It is often said that technology brings people close. It is making the world smaller day by day. One can now easily send messages, hear and see anyone living thousands of miles away at any given time. Connecting with someone living in the other part of the world is just a matter of dialling few numbers on your cell phone, tablet or laptop. Technology truly has replaced thousands of miles of distance. No doubt in that. But has it really brought us together?
For some people the answer may be yes. However, for most of us it is a big No. Don’t agree? Well just try to answer some of the questions below –

  • When was the last time you actually met your friends and had a heart to heart conversation? The chats don’t count. Meeting in person.
  • When was the last time you said hi to someone from your building when you met them in the elevator?
  • When was the last time you had a good conversation with your family at the dinner table?
  • When was the last time you sat down with your siblings, cousins and friends to play board games?
  • When was the last time you were up all night talking to your bestie about random things?
Has it been more than a week, moth or even a year since you did these things? Do you still think technology has brought us closer? Our cell phones have become our lives.  Our virtual world has taken over our real world. We hardly meet people. We may have 1000+ friends on social networking sites. But hardly any in real life. We don’t talk.  Don’t really meet people. Many people don’t even know their immediate neighbours. Yes the people who live just a few steps from your house. Technology is killing our real life. So it is high time we take the control back in our hand. Start living our life in not the virtual but real world.
Put the phones and laptops down.  Meet the people in person. Talk to them. Laugh and cry with them. Hold hands. Have meaningful conversations.  Get back to living our life the way we used to. The way it is meant to be.
Next time you miss friends go visit them. Next time you meet some in the elevator, start a conversation. Talk to your family while having dinner. Bring together the people you love. Be with them. Take a break from your phones. Instead of capturing the precious moments of life live them.
Also check out the new video by Kissan - Kissanpur –Discovering Real Togetherness. It is a lovely heart touching video that sums up this post in three and a half minutes. Do share what you think.

A very Happy Dusherra  to all you guys.

See you soon :)

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