28 February, 2017

Anti - Social Media

As a part of evolution, looks like we are on our way to becoming more social people... not that we have suddenly started bonding with our friends or interacting with our neighbours... but by simply sharing every possible event and non-event of our life on "social" media... 

Be it Facebook, which seems to have successfully found means and ways to even ruin a special holiday by checking into the resort, or Linkedin, through which Microsoft seems to have taken on Facebook, and created a timeline of its own. What was once a professional network, and again become a sequence of posts.  Whatsapp seems to be the latest addition with its segment on latest status update.

Despite creating the misnomer called being a "social" animal, as a society, we seem to be lonelier, more cut off from not just friends but even family. We claim to be extroverts, shouting out to the world, without realizing we aren't even capable of listening to ourselves most of the times. It is as if we are telling the world, with the hope that someone will respond....... 

It might be time to build back the bridges of actual communication. Meet the people you care about. Touch them. Or atleast Talk or Write to them. Don't let them feel hostage of this new age of social media (which increasingly sounds to be an oxymoron to me).

At the end of the day, they won't remember that you posted a selfie taken with them at a party. What they will remember is what you said to them.

04 February, 2017

02 February, 2017

Love and Being Loved

We were recently having an arbitrary conversation recently about who are our real loved ones, besides our parents/children. It was fairly amusing to see, as I deliberated on my choices, that my answers would have varied at different points in my life.

The change can partly be attributed to the change in environment around us, and hence the different people around us, but it also has to do with the change in our interpretation on the concept called love and being loved.

The only people who will probably steadily rank high on this list, despite time and age are our parents.