Technology & its side-effects……….

-When the Television set came to my house, I forgot how to read books. I kept them aside and only concentrated on TV, the Idiot-box.

When the car came to my doorstep, I forget how to walk and simply went everywhere by car not allowing my legs to walk and enjoy the nature.

When I got the mobile in my hand, I forgot how to write letters nor have a decent dialogue or conversation. Became rude and irritable with friends and family. I only kept on seeing my mobile from morning to dusk.

When computer came to my house, I forgot spellings because the computer did everything for me. The typewriters became obsolete.

When the AC came to my house, I stopped going under the tree for a cool breeze and started the artificial breeze which was so stifling after sometime.

When I stayed in the city, I forgot the smell of mud of the life in the village which was so good for my breath and well-being. The freshness in the air disappeared leaving me breathless and stressful.

With the smell of perfume, I forgot the fragrance of fresh flowers that adds fresh perfumes in the house and everywhere.

With the coming of fast food restaurants, I forgot to cook traditional cuisines because everyone wanted to simply eat the food which was not good for overall health but they still did.

Today in this era, we are always running and running around at a fast speed. New technology has swept us from our feet and today we want quick results. In the olden days when technology had not taken us by storm we were so grounded on the Earth.

We have stopped talking, only we are conversing with messages in a virtual world but have completely forgotten how to stop and reflect, how to be at peace with our Being and enjoy relationships be it family, friends or the environment.Β  These are the side effects of modern technology and it has made a Human Man into a Human Robot.

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106 thoughts on “Technology & its side-effects……….

      1. Yes absolutely true, Kate we have all completely lost ourselves in this modernization and it’s gadgets. The book of Thich Nhat Hanh that I am reading is so beautifully written all about practicing mindfulness and listening to him on YouTube also, amazing.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  1. Kamal, I agree wholeheartedly with everything you’ve written here. My husband and I frequently reminisce on “how it used to be.” It’s not so much about being stuck in the past. For us, it’s about recalling and appreciating the simpler times and days. The beauty of simplicity (in every sense) is not well understood in today’s society and it breaks our hearts.

    Yes, technology absolutely has its advantages. Mobile phones are wonderful for safety/security as an example. But there has been so much negative that has come with all of these things. Some days all I can do is daydream about how much kinder & simpler the olden days were…. oh well, many of us still hold this standard in our hearts and try to share it with the world πŸ™‚ Thanks for doing just that today! β™₯

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    1. I completely understand and agree totally with your valuable feedback, Holly and same here our time was very simple and families too would sit down together and we used to love enjoying at simple things in life. But this modernization has made us all aloof from each other. Man has become a loner today. Thanks so much.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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      1. Amen! I am in prayer agreement with you πŸ€— Finding out what’s truly important while we are here on this earth but for a fleeting moment in time… ❀

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  2. Very true and very apt for the current lifestyle. How I miss my bachpan ke din when life was so simple and there was love and fun present in the air which was fresh and soothing.
    Thanks for the post, kamal, which brought back fond memories !!

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    1. Yes Deepika I too completely agree with you and those were such wonderful days no technology and all was fun and masti. All have simply vanished and no one talks to anyone except phones. Thanks so much for your kind words. 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

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  3. Kamal, as usual you have written both a very serious and beautiful post.
    We have to be mindful how we use the technology available to us. I take
    that control serious too.
    I write postcards but letters tend to quite chock many. Grin. Try it.
    Yes, let us reclaim walks in nature, conversation over our own dinner table
    and choose programs carefully.

    Miriam

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    1. Great to hear that, Cheryl but then the laptop became a small TV. Actually we r all like this we have forgotten to be free with ourselves and others without these gadgets. Thanks for your valuable feedback πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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      1. You are right (youtube/netflix etc) -but the laptop is so much more depending on your interests – I’m usually writing, researching, or editing photographs, draft pieces and posts – which is very worthwhile for me and I absolutely love doing it – win-win!!! 😊Wishing you lots of ‘boundlessblessings’ today!!

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  4. I am so glad you wrote this post dear Kamal! It’s so important to bring awareness (the 1st step) to realize that we are becoming addicted like zombies, easily distracted, unable to focus or concentrate, and some are even irritable, easily frustrated, with short attention span and very little patience. Technology brought us many good things, but we need to learn to balance our lives more than ever, to ground ourselves, to spend time in nature, to meditate in silence, to talk to our dear ones (not text, or email) to have some quality time with those we care about, and read some good books. We need to design our lives with times to “unplug” from the matrix, to learn that life is possible without gadgets, and it can actually be quite beautiful. To unplug from brainless programs on TV and watch only selective films, series, or documentaries.
    Thank you dear friend to keep us mindful !
    Much love Amira

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    1. Thanks for your valuable feedback and I totally appreciate your valuable feedback, Amira. Technology was very good and is good for modernization but we r all glued either on TV or computer or mobile and hardly anyone talks to anybody. We have made ourselves robots and lonely. We need to have time for ourselves but in this life of supersonic we have become stressed and so many people are depressed and committing suicides. Hopefully we can see what we need to do something about it and make our lives better. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  5. Yes, technology has spoiled and made humanity lazy in a way. Taking the art out of life and making it artificial, though some people still resort to the days of old, they tend to use tech when in a rush. Great post my friend.

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  6. Sometimes, I do hate technologies. I tend to use my time by browsing the Internet, watching movies, chatting friends instead of meeting or visiting them. Grrr I become so lazy.

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  7. So true and painful fact. I always wish the technology would have stayed only with the positive sides but instead it have harmed the life the way you discussed it Kamal. At times I often see the plus points too as negative. Because if this is developed than what would worse it could too as the equilibrium have been disturbed.

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    1. Yes I completely agree with your words of truth, Tanvir. Technology is really required in this modern world but it is having so many negative sides that we have become Robots, the touch of being Humane and Humble has disappeared. Thanks so much dear for these great words.

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    1. Yes Denise and I agree completely with your words. Technology is very good but unless and until we use our education and hands nothing works. Today we have become Human Robots and look at the way we are destroying our Mother Earth it is shattering. Thanks for your lovely feedback.

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    1. Yes absolutely true and I agree with your valuable feedback, Robbie and yes so sad that technology which is not at all bad for our world has not been taken in its right spirit. We are destroying our beautiful Mother Earth. Thanks so much dear.

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  8. This is just sad! Technology has definitely affected the way the we communicate with each other. I feel that we should all take a break from social media and technology in order to gain a sense of what it means to be human again.

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