I am Digitally Yours. It could be a statement, a sarcasm or just a pun.
“Where conversations have become texting, discussions have become con calls and feelings have become status updates, I wonder where are we heading as humans as we are loosing human touch.”
With the advent of THE INTERNET ERA in our life or let me put it this way, we being the priviledged one to witness the transitional era,evolving from human interactions to Internet interventions.
Life today has become so convenient and customized for all of us. All desired information is available rigth at our finger tips. We have stoped even relying on our own brains and rather trust Google more than our instincts.
Few years back people used to do taka jhaki from the windows and their balconies and now they do it through our status updates and social media posts.
We follow somebody we like, we remove,ban or even block somebody whom we no longer wish to stay in touch with, as simple as that. Life simplified.
We have made ourselves so accessible and approachable everywhere that even a little sign of disappointment or negativity crops-in, in your life you disconnect yourself from the digital world and go into isolation.
And that isolation gets attention too, people ask you for not being present on Social Media. Same people also comment on you being too much on Social Media, it is like an whole open ground with a free inivitaion for the whole world to just JUDGE and ASSUME.
Getting likes and beautiful comments on your latest picture or your latest status updates acts as a dopamine , makes you happy and also for some it is a source of motivation but we should not fall prey for it.
We put pictures/updates for our self, somebody liking it or not should not affect us in such a manner that we go into self-doubt. Always remember that we the Humans have made these apps and platforms for our social interactions and means of spreading words , not to lose our emotional and mental harmony, let nothing control you except for you!
Was it this easy before, may be ten years back? I still remember and cherish those days as people had that personal reach for the ones they care. That was the time when people used to think it is better to talk in person rather than simply SMSing or Phone calling as it creates “misunderstanding”.
Although Social Media is the need of the hour, no matter how much we deny , but the fact is that this is the future and we have to live with it, on the other hand I feel few things are being left out unaddressed, unexplained and untouched.
- Missisng human touch
- People have forget to check in with others personaly
- Too much access to life
Can you imagine blocking away someone from your life ten years ago? Well, you could stop talking for like days, months but one day when you confront that person , chances are all your anger will melt away and you might end up resolving the differences.
On Social Media Account , we make it loud and clear that you are no more needed in my life, by simply blocking them or removing them and if by chance any day we realize something we unblock them.. sounds like a virtual game?
Now this reminds me that I was off hook with the Social Media for a while and when I say this read it excluding my blog 🙂
I had uninstalled Whatsapp and minimised Social Media usage and hardly anybody came to check in. It is not that I was waiting for someone to check on me but we all are so busy posting and creating a virtual reality that we forget to see the real things.
And to top that my Facebook account got hacked and my day went all haywire, I started writing this post with a general approach and again it became personal as the day ended.
My account is restored now but I felt little scared and insecured. We do not have the choice to stay away from the Social Media but we can certainly decide how well do we use it!!
Be yourself wherever you are, be it personal , be it digital!! Reach people!! Make it digitally personal or else we will lose out the basic joy of life.
Stay in touch!! Stay happy!!
Have a happy weekend!
Much love and gratitude