Yours socially

Few days back while waiting at an Airport (India) , My old friend , whom I met by chance after a long time , commented : ” why are you becoming so unsocial ! stay connected ” before rushing to catch his flight to Delhi .

It took me few  moments to realize what he meant by that .

we are so engrossed in our social platforms coveting small appreciative gestures from known& unknown people , groups, circles that we have changed our notion of what is called being social or unsocial ! 

The ever increasing insecurity & loneliness within , forcing us to get contented with a response smiley, a like, a thumb up sign , a comment on our various postings -photos or a write up : how silly or unqualified those comments may be . The never ending desire to get noticed or engaged any how resorting to a ” cut & paste ” , ” forwarding ” modes – is becoming so addictive ( I am no exception either)  that we are failing to spend time with our kids or the old parents , the neighborhood or the people who need us most , drifting daily from our rationality & conscience  and in the process accentuating our ego , greed and insensitivity.

Is it a  trend , a wave of our social behavioral patterns in response to a changing times ? Are we trying to make a mark with an independent bent of mind for a fulfilling life ?                     Or  we are finding ourselves so solitary that we find solace from others judging us when we continuously go on projecting us what we are not !  Are we falling prey to a virtual world of ” Likes ” or conversely showing our inabilities to take on ” dislikes ” ?  How often we are liked by a needy poor man next door or a deprived kid  on the street or a poor childhood friend  or an unknown senior citizen looking out for help , actually ?

Don’t know whether we are becoming social or unsocial ..                                                                                                                         

” My time ” – a personal space , spending time with ourselves silently after a day’s long hectic life ( where the turbulence of mind is relatively less ) , which used to be there with some people earlier , is now hijacked by the smart phones . Every body seems to be in a hurry to preach others , provide different tips on everything under sun : who will be executing these tips & idealistic advisories , no body knows .With no time left for ” My time ” , the chance to find peace within , to look back, to think over , to introspect , to consciously try polishing our thought processes , affecting us in our materialistic life-is fast becoming extinct !

True , the social platforms & staying connected  to them have their benefits for all of us in more than one ways in our day to day life , but how much is too much , where do we draw a line , put a brake : is a subjective matter based on our priorities .

 

How about talking about our staying  truly connected  ..to  the God ..the supreme Connector , away from material contamination ,  which is the very purpose of our life..connecting to him by spreading love,compassion,empathy among the people around us by being a source of blessing for them . Still thinking:  let us turn sixty years to do that .. knowing fully well that the death may knock our door any time ?

Months back , in Bhubaneswar (India) , while discussing leisurely with Mr Das , I discovered a new pursuit with him . A business man by profession , he spends his disposable time ( or he carves out ) passionately in the Government Hospital of the city , volunteering to help the poor , needy , destitute.. in terms of medicines, blood donation,monetary help ( to the extent he can afford ) and  his time & energy .

He thinks it is worthwhile to try & see smiles in the face of  those unprivileged people,away from the so called social spaces .

What do you think ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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15 comments

  1. Pingback: Yours socially – thenewleaf2016
  2. Swati satpathy · April 8, 2016

    U have beautifully expressed today’s view on being social .in this fast changing world where we don’t have time to think beyond ourselves ,these websites are making us social which is one way good but should be done with time space .

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  3. Springstart@life : Kamakhya · April 8, 2016

    Thank you swati , true , our notion n behavioral patterns are changing in this fast paced materialistic world. Looking beyond …for a more truly fulfilling life , is the point .

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  4. Barack OBloga · April 8, 2016

    Haha. I agree completely.

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  5. Springstart@life : Kamakhya · April 9, 2016

    Thank you for reading .

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  6. Mahasweta mishra · April 9, 2016

    Greatly appricite the way you demonstrated “being social”. Specially “my time”…Keep bringing good thoughts to the community. Thanks!😊👍

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  7. Tanisha mishra · April 9, 2016

    Magnificent writing !!!! This is so true..

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  8. Springstart@life : Kamakhya · April 9, 2016

    Thank you Tanisha

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  9. uniqusatya · April 25, 2016

    Rightly said…Even i encountered such questions which made pen down this…https://uniqusatya.wordpress.com/2015/08/21/tech-no-logy/
    Well good to see you around this Napowrimo

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  10. Springstart@life : Kamakhya · April 25, 2016

    Well ! Good decision by you to pen your posts , nice posts . yeah , tried poetry though new to this genre. Loving it. Thank you satya , for visiting n views .

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  11. PrincessLG · May 12, 2016

    Very true! 😊 I like it!

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