Hmm.. You’re married. Or maybe not. You have a family. You have siblings. You have parents. But don’t you feel alone at times? Even with all these lovely people around? You feel tired even when you’re well rested? Your vacations don’t seem like vacations anymore? Your mind is surrounded by barriers, struck in invisible chains. Why ? Have you ever thought? Do you feel like it? At times, I do feel like it and I have pondered over the reason. And you know what? I have found the answer.
The global village has made us so near and dear to people far far away but it has taken us apart from the person sitting right next to us waiting for our attention.
Haven’t you encountered times when you are burning with excitement to share something in person with your better half and the whole day passes, your excitement dies but your better half remains busy with his tech gadgets playing candy crush, replying to work mails, socialising on facebook, etc?
Have you ever encountered a time when you are discussing or sharing your day story with your family and after some awkward time you look up and find everyone busy with their smart phones, i-pads, tablets, etc?
Have you ever taken time to really share something in person with those around you or all your sharing caring is done via social media?
Have you ever prepared a delicious meal and just got to know how tasty it was through social media statuses?
How long has it been that you have eaten an ice-cream and not updated your status?
How long it has been when you complemented someone in person instead of via comments and likes?
How long has it been that your family had some real conversation in a relaxing environment at dinner? And that too without TV, stereo or phones ringing and blaring?
When was the last time you had a real conversation with your friends? And that too without involving technology?
When was the last time you spent quality time with your spouse or your kids without worrying about the like, comments, re-tweets and statuses?
When was the last time you really played hard as a family? And I am talking about real plays that you play outside and that doesn’t involve your phones and tablets.
When was the last time you announced a good news with a group without social media at your rescue?
When was the last time your friends and you shared laughs and gossips without phones in hand?
Isn’t it time to revive our lives and LIVE with people who are HERE. Who are PRESENT?
Isn’t it time to switch off our smart phones that are actually making us dumb? For some time at least?
Isn’t it time to hug our kids, spouse, parents instead of sending them a hugging emoticon?
When will we learn the value of people around us?
When will we really receive and hear a genuine giggle again?
Isn’t it time to shut off to LIVE LIFE with our LOVED ones?
Isn’t it time we start remembering how we live and how we need to live?