Yesterday, I was sitting with my friends, upstairs in my living room and they wanted me to serve another cup of tea, I was logged in on Facebook and I saw my little sister online (downstairs) and asked her to make some tea.
Just before that I had asked my younger brother about his position in the house thru SMS (BTW I don’t live in 2000 yards home), so that I could ask him to fetch a jug of water. (I know that I am that mean as an elder brotherJ, but that’s not what I wanted to talk about).
That moment, suddenly, I got scared. What are we people doing? Are we drifting away from people we used to see? I don’t get to see my friends as often I used to see because of social networking sites and messengers? (And that frequency is ever decreasing).
All I am surrounded by is emotionless and lifeless machines, taking place of people who use to love and care.
Am I going to be Bruce Willis of the movie “Surrogates”? Lonely, lost in some virtual crap, waking up only when it’s too late???
Man, I was terrified by the feeling and could not sit any more. Jumped off the couch and rushed downstairs to see my family. Shared it with my friends and decided not to let this virtual world take control of our relationship.
I don’t know if you agree or not, but for God’s sake, just give it a thought. I don’t mean to say that these sites and messengers are all bad, but only think of not replacing it with warmth of a loving touch.
Take care of your family and friends and let them take care of you when you need them, before it’s too late.