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2 months ago

Yesterday evening, I had a short walk from my home to the bus stop. It was nice to walk along the mud roads surrounded by houses, green grasses and playgrounds. It was 5.00 p.m. A time where you can usually find children running and playing in the ground. There favorite game being cricket or football.

My evening walk along the mud roads

Only later did I feel that it was during my childhood I expected to see all these games and not with the present generation. Because as and when I kept walking I could hear the laughter of a lonely child sitting in his garden and playing with his mobile. In another home, I could hear a mother yelling at her son to keep aside the mobile and have his tea which is getting cold.

The ground which was once a playground for school children is now more like a grazing field.

How strange? If this is going to continue then what will the future have in store for us.

There was a time....

  • When I, as a girl and as a woman, was able to walk freely alone to my friends places, at the convenience of my time.

  • When we had lot of friends to confide our happiness, joy and sorrows. The bonding was strong among friends as we used to meet them constantly.

  • When the playgrounds were full, the enthusiasm to find the next possible place was on hunt by the youngsters to continue their game.

  • When we used to drench completely in the rain enjoying each and every beautiful moments of droplets falling in our body.

  • When the boys run with a two metre cloth in hand to catch fresh water fish from ponds. This usually happens after heavy rains.

  • When we friends used to catch each

    others hand while crossing the roads or railway tracks.

  • When we experienced the taste of home cooked food prepared by mother rather than purchasing from out.

  • When combined studies or going to one particular tuition in groups was a trend.

  • When we used to cut and eat raw mangoes with chilli powder, salt, curry leaves and a little bit of coconut oil.

  • When romance between a girl and boy was respected.

But now all these are written in air. Few children are secluded at home enjoying the comforts provided by technology rather than spending time with friends.

Now the bonding is between man and technology and no more between man and man. All these photos captured in my mobile during my evening walk.

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Sadly this is true. Although technology was initially invented to bridge the distance and the gaps and make us more connected, now it has actually built more gaps.

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1 month ago

What you said is exactly true.

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1 month ago

Technology had taken a lot away just as it has given a lot too. Human relation and deep communication have been kicked to the curb. Everyone would rather operate things in the comfort of their homes rather than the playground. I miss those moments where there were no gadgets and all we had was ourselves.

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2 months ago

Looking back its a beautiful memory which our children are missing. Even today I am in touch with my school and college mates. Somewhere in my heart I would like to thank technology for this. Today children are after technology rather than friends and outdoor games.

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2 months ago

That's so true. They are on the look out for the latest gadgets. They hardly make friends and any friend they make is virtual hahahaha.

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2 months ago

Ha...you are right friend...all virtuals...

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2 months ago

Absolutely... I missed my childhood sometimes.

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2 months ago

Together with how the world evolves everything has change as well. Some of the things that we used to do before becomes forgotten because of technology. It sad, but that's how things work nowadays.

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2 months ago

Yes its really sad. We have to face it. Technologies are the reasons why younger generation loses their patience very fast.

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2 months ago

Digital age will create a future with kids with many mental and physical issues. Since they are not playing they aren't exercising at all. The more children play the more strong they become physically. And technologies algorithm is mostly filled with trend and sick culture where actual reality isn't shown or experienced what we experienced while playing outside. Stress, eye problems, headaches will be common for future generation.

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2 months ago

The bonding was there qith us because we used to play a lot with friends. Now the children hesitate to step out because of technology. I really wish the technology should be on standstill for a day. Iam sure peoples of my age will enjoy while the younger generation will go to the extent of breaking things.

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