To The Age of Living

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The past 10 years have seen a juggernaut change in technology. It is evident in all walks of life.

Take the example of cellphone, which has engaged our lives almost to an extent that we don’t go out without it. Nowadays payments are done using Mobile eWallet everywhere instead of plain cash. This was not the case 10 years back or even 5 years back.

 

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Internet Shopping was considered as the most untrustworthy thing in the past. But now we wait eagerly to place the order in the shopping cart and win crazy deals!

 

It’s a good thing that we are moving fast forward and the technology is opening a lot many doors than we imagined. This would continue too, with the advent of Internet of Things and Cloud Computing. Not many years will be needed to make a breakthrough in Artificial Intelligence. But all that aside, let’s take a moment to relish this age. The generation of 90s is the luckiest to witness all these changes and align themselves with the raging improvements in technology.

Only 90s kids know the transition from Doordarshan to Star TV and now HotStar!

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And the chatrooms to WhatsApp.

Not to mention Orkut to Facebook and Snapchat.

We also loved when the Test matches in Cricket with Dravid’s strategic play and when Sachin scored.

Chacha Chowdhary was our hero then, and Super Mario was our addiction!

Receiving Inland letters and postcards got our faces lit up like 100W bulbs!

The whole generation went at a considerable pace; things were slow, but we never cribbed about it being slow. Now we can’t wait for our browsers to load, for our traffic to move; for our online orders to arrive.

 

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DO YOU REALLY THINK YOUR LIVING IS WORTH LIVING OR IS IT JUST SURVIVAL?

With connectivity increased and ease of access to just every service you need, right in our hand; things are easier, but do we wait for a second to really LIVE in the moment and not go with the flow; to observe the beauty of the swiftness without being consumed by the vastness of its presence? Amidst the entire hullabaloo, one moment comes when we get back to memory lane when we really used to talk to people without any interruptions from our buzzing busy phones.

Can we merge our two ages?

The age with fantastic technology but people with inadequate morale and the age of ethics and love but slower gadgets.

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Martin Luther King Jr. said, “we’ve guided missiles but misguided men.”

We have taller buildings but short tempers.

30 Billion WhatsApp messages are being exchanged in a day, but 48% of the people still feel lonely.

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Technology is meant to bring us closer to those who are far away from us but it has taken us far away from those who are actually close to us!

We have split the atom but not our prejudice, we are aiming higher incomes, but we have lower morale.

The paradox of this age is that the highest earner of 2015- Bill Gates is the one who suffers from Depression! It’s almost like us trying to clean the air, but we are polluting our souls! I hear you ask, how do we bring out the change?

I’d say, its starts when each of us give it a thought, to be more aware, THINK where we actually are and where we want to be!

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