Life, these days, seems to have changed upside down. Our days begin with fingers scrolling and swiping through posts on our social media feeds and end with Youtube shorts. However, there is nothing wrong in enjoying your time.
Leisure time could be about anything under the sun, from books to preening your looks. But, what’s worrying is our over-dependence on the virtual world. The kind of attention or preference it has accumulated is mind-boggling.
Not only the youths, but people of all age groups are mostly glued to their mobile screens, throughout the day. Every thing else is secondary to them. It’s a kind of high one gets by looking at, and sharing posts on social media.
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Despite being so busy and engrossed, I often wonder, how the world has become more disconnected than ever? Yes, it’s a kind of a virtual bubble that has everything intangible.
You can feel it or even see it, but you cannot touch it. Broadly speaking, what Meta has now revealed as the new virtual world horizons, has already been there around us all.
Connections are made in a day—these are all virtual ones, yet so powerful. People have a thousand friends, likes and comments, but still, they feel lonely and dejected.
What I am trying to raise here is a serious issue: how distant, or close, we have become as a society. The world’s countries are making rapid progress in terms of their nuclear arsenals, but what the world needs is more care and human touch.
After all, we are humans and social animals. No world can take the place of the world created by none other than mother nature. We need to see each other more often.
Instead of overusing social media, we need to introspect on how we can become better with each passing day.
Undoubtedly, technology has been a big boon to humankind. But, it can never replace humans. And, we need to acknowledge this reality as early as possible.