Effects of Social Media: Good or Bad?

Hello Friends!!

If you are a very big fan of social media platforms then this post relates to you.

Today I am going to share the effects of social media in our daily life.

How social media have entered our lives as a routine and more than that we started treating this as a ritual.

Effects of Social Media

Lacking Real connections

Have you ever thought about the valuable hours which we spent just browsing other profiles or random data without any specific purpose? If you don’t, just think once. You will get the answer.

The real challenge of today’s life is that we don’t want to interact with people directly, we are not forming the human connections as our older generation used to do. We are afraid of direct rejections.

Is it true or not?

Virtual World is our new friend now

We don’t even bother about the families who are living next to us but feel more comfortable with making virtual connections of 2000 or 4000 friends on social media platforms.

Agree or not?

One more drastic change came to our life silently in the form of multimedia phones. We want to stick with our phone only, no worries what is going on in the rest of the surroundings.

I want to ask here, “How many of us can dump our phone without checking the updates”?

I guess, very few.

Can we count the hours also?

Whether we agree or not, we created a self infused chaos in our lives by overusing the technology.

What’s the reason behind it?

I think, now we are literally addicted to the virtual world connections more than real connections because this self-created virtual world gives that happiness, recognition and self-satisfaction which maybe we are lacking in the real world so basically we are trying to fill those gaps.

This is the harsh reality but we are losing genuine connections.

My take

I am not saying this is right or that is wrong. I am not trying to be judgemental here. And I am not an anti-social media person at all. I personally use this platform as my workplace and I respect it for that.

I am just trying to say that balance is very important between the real world and the virtual world.

I am totally in favour of technology and social media engagements but the only thing is that we should also aware of our boundaries.

Excessive use or addiction to anything is always a dangerous phenomenon. As we know that every point has two aspects. It is up to us which side we want to accept.

Things we can do-

1. Don’t let your happiness depend on like, share or followers count. Focus on work with honesty and consistency, you will achieve your place sooner or later.

2. Don’t compare your life, your profile and your current status to others because comparison ends in the form of worst depression and anxiety and ruin all the positivity.

3. Be positive and have patience-Keep in mind, after every dark night there will be a warm sunshine and after every sunny day, we have to welcome the night too, nothing is permanent.

4. Don’t live in fantasy ever, know the basics, understand the dynamics. You will find, the reality is far away from virtual thinking.

I read it somewhere, ” Things are harder now because talks have become texting and feelings have become status updates.

5. Be real, Be yourselves, what you are in actual. Don’t lose your individuality, your identity for the sake of others.

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Sorry Papa!

It is true that we rarely express our love and emotional connect towards our fathers.

I generally talk about my beloved “Maa”, but no doubt, I am my Papa’s princess and he is my hero too.

We often fail to express our gratitude towards our fathers but thanks to Vartika for giving me a reason to write about him.

I am feeling quite emotional while writing this post because I am sharing some of the moments of my life which I never expressed before.

I do remember being close to my father in my early childhood, most of my daily routine chores were taken care by my father till my adolescence because I have a younger brother too and my mum was looking after him.

But as time passed and I entered teenage I felt my connection with papa lacking that special warmth because of whatever reasons.

Maybe he was so strict in some specific situations and maybe my maa always had that extra soft corner towards me and my younger brother.

Now I understand that I was totally wrong. I was only concerned about my point of view and literally made no effort to understand what he believed.

But after marriage when I am observing my husband now in the role of my kid’s father, I can easily understand those emotions and concern of a father.

Sorry, Papa! I was wrong at that time. Sorry for all the mistakes which I ever made. Sorry for disconnecting and not listening to your thoughts. Sorry, Papa!

Now I realise & feel that all the sacrifices which you made for us. Now I understand, how you managed everything even in the worst situations.

I saw your anger only but now Papa, I understand what you were facing at that time. How difficult it was to handle all the expenses being the only earning member.

But now I feel very proud that I am your daughter. I also try to not give up in tough situations as you set an example for me.

Love you papa and salute you for your every single effort. I know you are always concerned about my bright future even now so I promise you papa I will never let you down.

Love you, Papa!

दुआएँ

अकेले आए थे, अकेले ही चले जाना है।

कुछ जाएगा साथ नहीं हमारे,

बस मीठे बोल और अच्छे कर्मों को पीछे रह जाना है।

पता नहीं क्यूँ भागते रहते है हम पूरी ज़िंदगी, कुछ चंद टुकड़ों के पीछे।

एक दिन सबको यही इसी मिट्टी में ही मिल जाना है।

मीठी बोली, प्यार और अपनापन धरोहर है इंसानियत की,

कुछ ज्यादा खर्च नहीं होता अगर बाँटे हम दुख दूसरों के भी।

हमारी एक पहल से शायद किसी का दिन बन जाये,

किसी रोते हुए को ख़ुशी और सुकून के दो पल मिल जाए।

यही ज़िंदगी है, एक दूसरे का हाथ पकड़ कर आगे बढ़ चले।

कुछ अपनी कहे, कुछ सुने दूसरों की भी और यूँ ही सफ़र तय करते चले।

पैसों से भी अनमोल है ये दुआएँ,

अगर हो सके तो इनसे भी झोली भरते जाए।

वरना क्या बचता है इस ज़िन्दगी में?

अकेले आये थे,अकेले ही चले जाना है।

Regards and Gratitude!

Deepika

You can read another Hindi poem here.”Dost Teri Dosti”

https://myaspiringhope.wordpress.com/2019/07/02/dost-teri-dosti/

कोशिशें

अभी तो बस शुरुआत की है, मंजिले कई तय करना बाकी है।

हार और जीत से फर्क पड़ता नहीं मुझे, कोशिशें चलती रहे इतना ही काफ़ी है।

टूटेगा हौंसला नहीं ये चाहे अब जोर जितना भी लगा,

ये भी देखना दिलचस्प है कि दिल और दिमाग की जंग में भारी किसका पलड़ा।

इतना तो इल्म है मुझे भी अपनी जमीं के बारे में कि कहाँ सूखा है और कहाँ पानी है।

जानकर भी अगर अनदेखा करूँ बेज़ा गलतियों को तो ये सबसे बड़ी नादानी है।

दिल और दिमाग का तालमेल बेहद जरुरी है मेरे लिए,

चालाकी से हासिल की गयी खुशियाँ बेमोल और बेमानी है।

धीरे धीरे ही सही पर सही राह की तरफ कदम बढ़ाना है।

जरुरी नहीं की जहाँ भीड़ ज्यादा हो उसी को ही अपनाना है।

कुछ राहों का पता मंजिल को खुद नहीं होता,

तकदीरें सवार देती है उन तस्वीरों को भी जिसमें कभी किसी ने रंग नहीं भरा होता।

Check here!

“Hindi poetry” (Bahane) Excuses!

https://myaspiringhope.wordpress.com/2019/06/19/bahane/

दोस्त तेरी दोस्ती!

कुछ दोस्त ऐसे होते है जो हौंसला टूटने नहीं देते।

बदली हुई फिज़ाओं में भी हाथ छूटने नहीं देते।

नीयत है बिल्कुल साफ़ उनकी, गिरने नहीं देंगे ऐ दोस्त तुझे।

कितनी भी मुश्किलें आये राह में लेकिन फिर भी कदम मिला कर चलेगे।

इतना ही हौंसला गिर के उठने के लिए काफ़ी है ऐ दोस्त!

शायद जो अपने भी न कर पाए वो तू कर रहा है मेरे दोस्त!

तुझे पता भी नहीं है, तेरी उम्मीदों की रोशनी तले एक और दिया जल रहा है।

तू खुद भी आगे बढ़ रहा है और तेरे पीछे पीछे तेरे रहनुमाओं का कारवां चल रहा है।