There was a time when there was no cell phones and computers. The two faces of coin of life – happiness and sadness- though the terms are antonyms but, its mode of transportation were same via sharing our feelings. In the moment of happiness, we used to dance around with the people we love and in the moment of despair, we cried with the people we love. In midst of conflict, either we confront face-to-face like warriors or ran away like a coward.
Now life is a tangled web of cell phones and hashtags. Happiness is shared via stories of Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook and Snapchat. Sadness is also shared via same application either to get sympathy or to make other person feel awful infront of everyone without having a decency to confront face-to-face. Hashtags are added just to put emphasis on the fire that just burnt that road like #crappy_friend or #douche_boyfriend. These apps made our life so easier that we don’t have to deal with all the drama. One message and voila! problem solved! One tweet and all his/her hard works of lifetime get drowned all in vain. The cowards got a platform to act as a critic but it doesn’t change the fact that he/she is still a coward who’s hiding behind a screen.
Family used to be an environment to share our emotions freely. Now it’s all about emoticons. Cells phones are bringing people from afar closer but keeping apart the people who are near.
Somewhere all in this world of chaotic communication, we all have lost ourselves. We are stranded in the middle of nowhere and trapped under the spell of technology.
We need to connect with the nature again. Instead of staring at the screen, look for the exquisite beauty of flora and listen to the cherishing voice of fauna and keep our phones off once in a while. Go out and get out of comfort zones. Nature do teaches you to fight your own battle like a warrior. Meet more people and greet them the old fashioned way. Who knows we might end up with the person with whom we wanna spend our life with. We can’t know a person via phones we need to understand that. Sometimes the old fashioned way is the route to all the clarity in the world.
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