November 5, 2018
It's rushing out every morning, staked with a pile of work always and a hundred and one things to do running across the mind always. We live in an extremely busy era, wherein people have no time for each other but to rush out for work every morning, we have no time for ourselves and people around us but enough time for people living on the screens of our phones. We have no time to sit down and appreciate the beauty of life but enough and more time to waste on social media. Unlike the bygone days we live in an age where humanity, brotherhood, unity, love and gatherings have no more importance. We have become solid and hard and are least bothered of the things going on around us. We just don't have time for anything. Every soul is busy, everyone is rushing and working, nobody is relaxing, and nobody ever does speak about how beautiful life is. We have lost it, lost the beauty of life, lost the beauty of being a family and laughing and smiling round the table, just to be with one another and simply to spend time together.
We have grown extremely hectic, artificial and cold at heart. We have no idea where we are heading to but our life seems to be revolving around the vain things of this generation. We have become slaves to social media and modern technology, so much that we no longer have control over ourselves but are controlled by this Super Power of today's modern technology and vain living. Everywhere you turn, we see people wasting their lives on their phones, people spending too much of valuable time in the company of their modern devices when the nature is demanding attention from them. The birds of the air, the blue sky, the tinge of happy blue on the sky, the lush green pastures dotted with flowers, the milky waters flowing down with great joy and the smell of the morning air are completely forgotten, they are ignored and are no longer worth the description. Why so? It's because people get to see the blue skies, the birds fluttering their wings and the lush green pastures on their smart devices but how far can it lift the spirit. Nothing in the whole wide world can lift your mood as how nature can do it. People enjoy the nature and its beauty on their phones today but feeling the nature and the warmth it provides matters when you let yourself out into its arms and bask under its glow. Feeling and relishing nature is different from enjoying the way it looks on the phone.
People of our generation have become so artificial and lethargic that they don't see the beauty around them but complain about the pressure and stress posed on them. Yes, nature can do it. It can relieve you, it can pull out your deepest worries and throw it into the trash and make you feel all light and good. It can help you realize yourself, make you sensible and open your eyes but all that we have to do is fall into the open arms of nature. It’s high time we take time out of our hectic lives, step out of our rooms and our phones into the glow of life. Looking at the little things of life can change and mould us. It’s high time that we prevent ourselves from being addicted and lost in social media and vain pleasures.
The people, young and old alike have lost themselves in a world they don't belong to. They love this world that appreciates them, gives those likes for their posts and pictures. People of this world are so much addicted to social media that the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru have come up with an internet de-addiction center called SHUT i.e. Safe and Healthy Use of Technology. The setting up of this institution shows the extent to which we have got addicted to this strange and bizarre pleasure we all have become slaves to. We really have to give up this life of bondage and lead a life that gives you the freedom to be the way you are and not the way the internet expects you to, think the way you want and not the way the people on the internet what your thoughts to be formed.
Look at the birds of the sky,
The lush green pastures,
The flowing rivers and,
Feel the cool breeze that can conquer your heart......
It's time that we give away these vain addictions and give room to brotherhood, humanity, love ,peace and start being alive to the things taking place around us and be a part of this human race and build love, trust and faith in one another and enjoy the little time we have on the Earth.