By Dr. Pooja Tripathi:Â
I have grown up with tales of female fans of Aamir Khan writing him love letters in blood, girls jumping from the terrace when Dev Anand went out in a black outfit; gone are the days when to overcome a heart break one used to immerse himself in drinks and ghazals. The iconic song which became the anthem of every guy who underwent a heart break “Achha sila diya tune mere pyaar ka”
Yes- the breakups, stalking, one sided love have undergone a generational shift in the way expressions are vented out. Recently I heard of a proposal my friend got and when she refused kindly she was unfollowedÂ and removed from Facebook friend list (now you can understand the origin of this post)
Take a bow to the new proof of a great life -Social networking sites; gone on a cool holiday-post the pics, you are not in a happy relationships if your profile doesn’t scream about it, you are not a popular guy/girl if your comment thread does not cross 50 or you don’t have followers in 3 digits .Talking about the revenge mantra you are removed from friend lists if you don’t approve of a relationship request and Oh my god! what a loss it is. Â And whoa there is a book titled “Facebook Break Up Etiquette” so make sure you catch one before doing the same and does that story end there? Of course not; a recent survey shows that 90%of people in the age group 18-45 keep a stalk on their exes through these sites
Psychologists say this is a type of social dysfunction called F.A.D(Facebook addiction disorder) where we overlap our real and virtual life to an extent that we always need Facebook/Twitter to express ourselves .Make sure you are not one of them ,get a life and move on as there is more to life than updates and a long friend list.