Wednesday 21 October 2015

Quit Smartphones sometimes to feel the real togetherness

Almost everyone we know in real or online life says that technology and internet has brought all of us together and made us connected to each other like never before. No doubt that it has helped us in the way where people who are really far can see and talk to their loved ones through video calling sort of things, but has it been able to provide the feel and touch of talking to someone face to face sitting next to each other? The answer will be big NO. In-fact because of overuse of technology and over dependency on it we have lost the real touch of meeting people personally. Many of us spend more time over internet talking to people many of whom may be not even remotely close to us, forgetting the real people around us. It may be friends, relatives, family members or even own kids. 
We should not take our hands off from the technology but clearly there should be some self-regulation we need to apply on how far we are going to use it. As long as it is not hampering our personal life its well and good to use technology. One of the way to make a proper balance between social life over internet and personal life with family and friends is get-together. I am from North India and in that side of India nothing can be a great get-together than the marriage and it brings all friends relatives together, but marriages can’t happen every now and then so we need to have other ways of meeting people personally.

For a regular get-together there can be nothing better than going out with friends and relatives to see the nature around us. I haven’t found a single person so for who doesn’t love nature or doesn’t love going out to hill areas and parks or temples in those remote areas. Spending a day or two with all of them together away from all worries of life is what makes us social animal.Now many people will say there are many other options of getting together too like going for movies and all. Yes that may be true but do we really spend time with each other when we go for a movie? I don’t think so. We actually end up putting more focus on movie in those 2-3 hours than on friends and relatives around us with whom we have come out to spend time. This amazing video ad from Kissan shows what is the real problem we face by being 24*7 connected to our smart phones and how an initiative by just one person can bring all of us together and make us enjoy our life with each other.

The joy of being together, doing things together, learning together and enjoying together is what makes we human different from other species. Nature has given us so many options to do things together and enjoy the time. Go to remote hill areas, go for trekking, go to beaches, go to wildlife sanctuaries and do many more things. There is no dearth of options for us, all we need to do is to stop the internet connection for some time and connect with the people around us. Many say that it is tough to find like-minded people around us but when it comes to loving the nature everyone says same thing and that is “We love the nature”, then why don’t take advantage of this love and spend time with each other with feel of personal touch rather than being obsessed with virtual word all the time.