HEY THERE I AM NOT USING WHATS APP!

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Dated 17th November 2014

Hello there! How you people doing? Haven’t been here lately! You ask me why? Well few months back I got myself a smart phone just like millions of others and now I am pretty sure I won’t have to explain any further 😛 . Now I am here because couple of days back my smart phone decided not to be smart anymore…yea some software issue that a commerce student would fail to imbibe.

Have you ever been there..that place when you have used so much of social media and then one fine day it all vanishes into thin air and you stand there not knowing what to do. Like there was nothing for me to do. Well am here there right now. Initially I found it very difficult; boring days and sleepless nights thinking about what went wrong with my phone and how to rectify it not because of my immense love to the phone but because I was a complete social media addict. But right now I realize how peaceful my life has been. How getting other people’s issue off my mind has made my days better. How getting calls from people value. How looking around is better than smiling onto the screen. How reading things handwritten is much better than reading whatsapp texts.

After spending a month in U.A.E I have reached my town where I did my schooling. This place is stuffed with memories…really stuffed! I have been through the most trying times in this place. I haven’t missed this place though but you know that little gush of happiness and excitement you get when you see a place you have spent a major time of your life, after a year and a half! I sat through the night and read all the things I wrote in bits and pieces of papers left here and there. My journals were hilarious; I always knew there was a reason why I stopped writing journal! But every page took me the very memory that I had jotted down. It felt great to be there again.

I was completely cut off from the outside world! No internet (that is why I have added the date to this article because I have no idea when I will be able to upload this!), no smart phone, no television. I am a very bad techie, although I call myself one I have to say that I am a bad one, well now I don’t even know if I am one! I had not kept any backup for the details in my smart phone. Every bit of thing worth to be noted was duly noted in that piece of metal(whatever).  Huge loss hit me! My contacts, my details and my pictures all were lost. Now I have a very few contacts and that too not the ones that I need right now. I feel like am stuck in a deserted island. All I could possibly to do was to wait for them to call me (hmm…chance to know if they really wanted to hear from me *evil smile*)

But having my phone and being connected was fun too. It kept me away from those thoughts that would send me to depression or useless thoughts that made me uneasy. It kept me busy. Now what I have realized today is that in our lives everything has a thin line that divides from extremes, that divides sanity and insanity, that divides strengths and weaknesses. That is the line we ought to figure out. It is like flappy bIrds (there again, comparing to an android app!), you got to fly right through the gap between the pillars to move on or else you are just gonna keep on banging onto the pillars and stay at the same place. What the problem seems to be is that we fail to find that line .And I am quite sure that I will be my old self when my phone is back because that is how we are. Isn’t It?

Hang in there people, now that I am jobless more will be coming 😀 !

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4 thoughts on “HEY THERE I AM NOT USING WHATS APP!

  1. Well, my story is bit different with similar situations,

    I have a brother, a younger one, quick and witty. He was a good conversationalist, hence a lot of friends. He used to draw pictures, write stories when he was around 13years old. Those where really captivating by a 13 year old.

    Years passed by, all the activities diminished. I neither found any drawings nor a good conversation worth to remember. Like the majority, he too was gobbled up by the social interactive giants. Eventually he was chained under the shackles of digital friends, impressing by circulating pics and videos, commenting & liking. Soon he forgot how to hold a pencil. He forgot to enjoy his surroundings. I even felt he forgot us. Perhaps he would complain that it is my own perspective, but he isn’t realising that people are feeling his absence. I am afraid to say they will adapt and soon he will disappear among the faces that they tend to forget.

    Using his leftover talent, he might argue with me that he have blogs to write and photoshops to draw. I might smile myself accepting that I am one among the leftovers of past generation who will never learn new tricks. Whatever the technology speaks, however the generation evolve, there are certain customs and culture that needs to be remembered, what our forefathers practised with pride to nourish their new. Hope we too make a better world and better generation by they way we take.
    Hope we learn to value of everything without pricetags or hashtags.

    And I miss my beloved.

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