Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Recently I read a blog, in which he mentioned about quitting internet and cell phone. After reading that post even I really thought why I can’t try the same in my life as well! Because even I was addicted to the social media sites and the smart phone application etc. People who know me well might know it. Without these I experienced the same restless anxiety like a persons feeling while withdrawing from alcohol. I simply didn't know what to do with myself. During every unfilled moment, I felt the urge to "check" something - anything. Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Viber and even to play some mobile games - just give me something through which to SCROLL. Gradually I log on to the internet & phone in order to Log out of my life.
I just started using the Facebook to connect with my old friends. I could find lot of my school friend’s thorough Facebook. Even I was really happy when my old friends and acquaintance were thinking about me on special days and wishing through Facebook, Whatsapp etc. But all were just text and tweet instead of picking up the phone. Even I did the same. But later on I realized that this is a ridiculous thing that I have experienced in my life. We've become so social media reliant even people were close to now only send us Face book or What’s app message on our birthday or any other special day. (Even I am one among them).
With all these things we have become such a disconnected society. We have become lazy. We have become dependent on technology. Technology has made the world simpler. We've become a society that's so reliant on technology and we've forgotten even how to communicate with each other. We no longer pick up the phone because we feel someone's not going to answer. We now no longer need to talk to people. And it suits many of us because so many people have social phobias which they don't want to talk to people anyway.
So I request to not be ruled by social networks (I’m trying this too, started reducing the usage). We need to go out there and actually connect to the world around us. Technology has made our life easier, but it's stopped us from connecting. Now I pray God to get rid of from all these things soon and expecting a real connect with my family and friends during my leisure time and also think something productively.
Wish me Good luck