‘Me time’ or the ‘Mobile time’….debate goes on….

No other technical gadget has invaded the human life like the smart phones. From communication to entertainment, education, online shopping, work from home, it has become an essential part of our daily lives more so in this difficult time of the COVID pandemic. One feels incomplete with a smart phone in hand.

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Mobile phones from being a means of communication also has become a major source of distraction, addiction, depression. The ‘mobile time’ has gradually replaced the ‘me time’ and taken over major part of the ‘family time’. From the conference tables in the offices to the dining tables at home one common factor is the smart phone occupying a pride of place. The way the phone is displayed on the table indicates who and what is more important. A ping of a message received gets more attention than the real conversation going on. A ring on the phone can make the owner forget his favourite food. Wi-fi connectivity matters more than the mental compatibility.

There was a time when I loved to spend time in my own company, talking to myself, living in my own imaginary world. Now the mobile phone has invaded that space and I spent maximum time in company of my phone. Whenever I am free the hand automatically goes to the phone and the scrolling starts. Most of the time what starts as a ‘check the mail or message update’ ends up in spending a couple of hours on surfing the net without much reason. The smart phone which otherwise is connecting me to the world has taken me away from myself.

The smart phones have made life simpler, but it has also forced the mind away from generating own ideas to ‘cut copy pasting’ from the 100s of ideas available online; the creativity and originality has taken a backseat.

The smart phones are here to stay, rather will continue to get smarter with every passing year. It is on us, the humans, to prove that we are the smartest and keep the smart phones in its place; not let them take over our lives. It is high time we stopped displaying our smart phones on the conference/ dining tables, resist from taking a peek at the messages or chatting during meetings; formal or informal.

Do not just live to dream….Live your dream….

It is said that ‘Life is a journey from what you are to what you want to be’. Wish life were all that simple, which everyone could understand and steered it the way they wanted. Unfortunately, a vast majority falter at the first step; most are not aware of their own capabilities and what they want to achieve in life.

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The 100th…

I embarked on my journey of blog writing on 17 Apr 18 on wordpress.com AWESOME , UNIQUE AND BORN TO BE A LEADER and today after a passage of little more than two years I write my 100th blog. In between I had to take a break to take care of my health issues till I came back again and too co- incidentally on 17 Apr 20; nothing planned but it just happened that way.

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At the outset I would like to thank my wife for being part of this journey, most of my blogs/ stories are centered around her and she has taken everything I have written ‘sportingly’. I also thank my daughter, Pranjal, my biggest critique and motivator. My gratitude to all my friends who have always taken out time to read my blogs and given their valuable inputs.

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