Smart phones, computer, internet, we are thronged by these in our day to day life, so much so we can’t imagine life without them. I still can’t believe that once we were without any of these so called digital inventions. Life was far simpler then. We would talk to people more, and not virtually , but actually. There was no constant obsession of knowing what everyone are doing all the time. A lot less comparison with peers. Now its like , “Oh wow, he\she keeps going to so many places” which actually means, how I wish I could do that too. Due to this virtual competition, there is never content in our lives anymore. We are all competing in the rat race and no one wins. Wasn’t life without these gadgets simpler? Nowadays even when group of kids meet, all of them are into watching some videos or playing video games. They have no time for any physical activity, they are mentally so drained, that they seem tired all the time. Now its actually necessary to push kids to go out and play. During our childhood we would hardly been seen at home. Parents had to drag us home, to even eat. If you are a kid of 80’s -90’s you would understand.
I am really thinking of not using smartphone, computer and ipad for a week. Well not completely though. Since I work in IT, I need to use computer day in and day out. Its my livelihood. But other than work, I will refrain from using computer for logging into social networks, personal mails or even general reading on internet. I sure can do it. If I get bored, I will read a book or colour or go and talk to people. First couple of decades I was without this technology invasion, can’t I sustain for only one week? What do you think? Will I be able to? Or will I give in to the temptation? Fingers crossed. Will give an update next Monday on how this week went. Till then bye bye