I was just sitting on my sofa and watching my kids. They don’t have time for us at all. They are on their own world, somehow busy with their phones, headphones, own stuffs, sometimes doing nothing, yet busy. When we tell them to do something they are tired.
I am getting nostalgic!!
This reminds me of our own childhood days!! We were also busy in our own world but the moment the parents asked us to do something, we would do it happily. At that time these new gadgets, so many TV channels we’re not there. Only Dordarshan. I remember we all used to gather and sit in a room at 9 am Sunday morning to watch Ramayana. We used to wait every Wednesday for Chitrahar at 8 pm.
If there was load shedding and important cricket match going on, everywhere radios would be turned on. Those were the golden days. We are really blessed to have been born in that era.
We used to buy new clothes only on special occasions like Birthdays and Festivals. We had to use a single school bag, pencil box the whole year. If in good condition, we used them next year as well. Going out for lunch or dinner, movies or for shopping were like special days for us. Playing board games at home was our favourite past times.
Talking over the phone was expensive and used only when required. Whatever mother used to give in the tiffin box, we loved them. Never ever questioned her. We studied in candle lights, even during the board exams. AC was meant only for the rich people. Middle class couldn’t afford it.
I still remember the Kho kho, chain chain, icecream soda, lock and key, games and small pleasures in having those orange and ice cream sticks..Where are those days!! We valued each and everything in life at that time.
Now there is a problem of plenty. World has become a small place and brought everyone closer. People have lots and lots of options to choose between. Be it clothes, malls, food, movie halls, accessories, mobile phones, bags, almost everything. The whole year round, even if we buy things then also there remains a need to buy more. Variety of food is available and people don’t like home made food now.
People do not meet, they talk through video calls or over the phones. Shopping is also done online, no need to go out. Food can be ordered whenever required. Everything can be ordered by a click of a button.
No doubt technology has advanced a lot. But with this advancement, the fact is that people have gone far away from each other. No Connect, only, a huge list of Contacts and followers everywhere. No true friends to pour your heart out. Virtual friends!!!
Children nowadays cannot bear even half a minute of sweat during loadsheddings. They panic for almost everything even if they have or not. Almirahs are overloaded with clothes, shoes, bags,but still they are not satisfied. When parents talk to them they get irritated easily. Today everyone is confused!!! They seek happiness and peace but don’t realise that they themselves are creating an environment of unhappiness and chaos. So many TV channels, mobile apps, movies on every platform, web series, so many educational centres, so much of competition. All these are not taking them in a right direction.
Educational institutions have become like a Private Limited company, minting money, not interested in educating children. Previously in every schools there used to maximum 4 sections for each Class of maximum 35 students. Nowadays it has gone up around 18 to 20 sections for each class of maximum 50 students. How do they montior child’s progress???
Confused, irritated, frustrated generation vents out their feelings of aggression on their teachers, parents. They tend to lose interest in studies. Some do turn out to be brilliant students but nobody is unaffected by social media around.
They start balming everything and start living in an illusionary world of Binge watching, finding solace in that with headphones on their ears everytime!! All the outdoor and indoor games are now found in mobile phones applications stores.
Not mocking anything, but just wondering where the world is heading to…
I feel really blessed to have spent time and lived each and every moment of life with families and friends without any dependency on social media.
Lots of positive things as well for the current generation! Will share in the next article.👍
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