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I walk on a road lush with dreams,
a road of forgotten and veiled dreams,
sometimes slowly, sometimes gaily,
sometimes lost, sometimes profound,
I walk a road of unknown mysteries,
fervently finding my way through the endless path.....

Monday, March 25, 2013

Social networking- our lives

Remember your recent trip to Goa or the get together with old pals last week? Your first kiss where you kissed again and again until the camera accepted it as 'worthy of being shared'? Your kids first birthday or your 15th marriage anniversary? Whats that one thing which remains common on all such occasions?
The one and only, the show stealer (literally!) - thy 'camera' *applause*

Each one of us lives either inside our Facebook and twitter profiles today or the phone inbox and whats app messengers. Sharing every gulp of water, every beat of our heart,each step we take and all moves we make has now become a subconscious action or to put it more bluntly, an obsession, a compulsion!

We fail to pay attention to what happens right before our eyes because updating the latest 'nail paint' colour seems more important.
Its been ages that one saw a sunset or a sunrise (rainbows are confined only to books anyways) because tweeting a random PJ is a priority.

But in the vicinity of all these updates flashing out at a lightening speed, a question worth pondering exists. That is - 'WHO REALLY CARES'
Who cares whether you are in Goa or in your bedroom? whether it was your 15th or 25th anniversary? how old is your kid or of what shape was his birthday cake? your nail paint colour..blah...blah!
of course YOU do care and a few, very few others who genuinely are interested in you ( I dare say, your nail paint colour) .

And the next, even more potent issue is - are those real, blissful moments of your life worth only a few 10s or 100s of 'likes' and vague comments like nice, awesome, fab, amazing, love or <3, wow , 'Epic'?
ERR!! I hope not! :/



Then WHY (why for Mark Zuckerberg's sake!) are we so keen on 're-taking' our first kiss, going in for picture perfect make-up, flashing the most camera friendly (fake) smiles instead of 'living' the moment and letting the happiness seep in?

Frankly speaking the concept of facebook appears to me to as nothing but a vast room where each one of us is shouting every single personal detail about themselves, least bothered to hear or pay attention to what others have to say. Why are we then so fascinated to be a part of this selfish and moronic world?

This reminds me of an Urdu couplet by Allama Iqbal

'hai dil ke liye maut machin'on ki hukumat
ehsaas-e-murawwat ko kuchal dete hai alaat'

( Rule of machines is death to our hearts
They are weapons which destroy all feelings and emotions)

Truly, technology is nothing but a double edged sword. It can let you be the master but all the same time it has a power to kill you too. And we all know that such a sword can never rule without harming the master.
have we reached the stage of self destruction or have we not?

Do not Google this...ASK YOURSELF!!


10 comments:

  1. Something I too ponder over many a times when i come across a "I met Ranbir kapoor" posts.. Seriously! WHO CARES?
    Shallow.. dreams, aspirations, ambitions.. People nowadays are shallow and miser. I wouldn't say I ain't. Am. Had been. But trying to get 'REAL'.

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    1. Yes this sturuggle to get 'real' seems to be the greatest of all in the age of today. difficult to cope up and succeed in!

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  2. hehe i so agree with deepika...its so lame to want to capture a moment just for the sake of some likes and commnts on fb...i m a very active fb user and upload a hell lot of pictures but none of them other than a few dps are intentionally taken just for the sake of FB...just yesterday my brother showed me the profile pic of a frnd of his with 700+ likes...and with a description wearing the pinky girly pants just to define a change...expecting likes... weird...:/

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    1. and havent u heard of those make up packages that have come up where you can look 'picture perfect' for some thousands of bucks just for the fb profile pic? insane attention seekers we have turned into! ;/

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  3. Nice post! But i still people who talk about such things like you have mentioned here and they are the ones who make much use of these latest internet applications. Irony!

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    1. thnks! Sure you have your perspective and choices but making use of latest app and talking abt random stuff should be a part of life and not life itself..right?

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  4. True story for many of my friends :( Nice blog you have, came across it via FB (y)

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  5. Very true and thus bitter....I do agree for over throwing ourselves into social networking sites but i dont find any harm if u share life s happy times on a common forum like facebook... There are a lot of friends n family members who though cant be a part of our happiness but vicariously want to be a part of our good times.

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  6. Soo true ! This post just makes me realize how on every single occasion it has become a ritual of first taking pictures or checking in at random places , and amidst this people just loose the moment , loose all the enjoyment , the living-in-now .. and i really like the statement or rather the question you asked - WHO CARES ?! seriously , who the hell cares !
    A greaat post and very well written, its reminder for each one of us ..

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