Technology took Away & I miss It

Posted by Rishi Anand Pandey
November 12, 2017

Self-Published

Oldies will relate and so will  those who grew up in 80’s and 90’s.On One hand technological development gave me a fast pace ,easily accessible  life with too many choices and at the same time it took away a lot from us.

Growing up in the age of no mobile phone ,the era where computers were just too new and luxuriously costly .The era were landline in my house with expensive call rates for incoming as well outgoing call rates was only hope for communication to our estranged friends and relatives .Not just for us but our whole neighborhood relied on it. Neighbors used to gel well , the world was more socially binded.But technology took it away.

Coming back from schools , after our meals every kid was on playground and parks with bat , ball or football .We were all indulged in play of life forgetting the rest of world .Slowly video game entered our life richer friends started getting isolating themselves and soon a trend begun .Playgrounds got emptier .Yes technology took it away.

Wasn’t easy for love birds too .Those Tring Tring phone with no message and chat facility , forget the video calls .The time attempts used to get wasted as someone else took call but we kept trying .That feel was different .The night where we slept well without chats and had much to talk when they met .I am sure we all miss it.

Everyone embraces accessibility rightly so but you will also embrace the fact that hard earned things taste sweeter .Every body have handsets and internet too. Things can be easily downloaded , shopped and enjoyed .But just look back and remember the era when it wasn’t that easy and you to go  to reach things and in process many memories were formed .I miss it .The era where you were a bit restricted to follow your inhibitions to pursue some wishes like movies or stuffs .It was technically impossible but you used to strike hard to achieve it .You usually stood out with a winners hat .Don’t you miss it .

Exam results and just few cafe or even before the news bulletin to showcase .It was too much queue .Some laughed with a high five some wept in the masses .It was all emotion celebrated together .But no more true .It’s all isolated and yes we miss it .

I miss it when I don’t see grandpa’s playful with their children , I miss it when I don’t see kids holding father’s finger into the market learning the traits of life .I miss it when I like people on FB and Instagram but we hardly get too meet them as everybody engaged .Yes I miss it and technology took it away.

Kites in sky are missing , ladai in razai are missing , missing are the moment when whole family sat together watch same TV ,missing are the fight for remotes .Jokes are there with no more laugh with just lol ,ROFL and smileys staying back but that cheerful smile of my friends is missing.

I don’t blame technology as evolution is a part of life but just look behind you will feel it took away .It took away something relevant ,it took away a part of life which we all miss it.!

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