Have you noticed how technology has taken over our lives? It looks like Albert Einstein’s fear has taken shape
Technology has taken over the charm of hanging out with our family and friends completely, without distractions. No doubt, cellular phones and social communication apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook have made our lives easier. But I am sorry to say, our lives have been ruined too. Now, I will explain the reality of how technology has taken over our lives.
To plan a get together with friends over just a cup of coffee means to take a break from your busy life and relax, right? You chit chat and gossip about everything. But, in this picture you can see that, although these friends are together, they are busy on their phones. Do you know why? Because they are putting up a check-in status on Facebook, flaunting their social life. Sadly, they have no idea how badly they are wasting the precious moments in front of them. This is just one example of how technology has taken over our lives.
Wait…what?!! Seriously?? Aren’t we supposed to play games on the beach with friends rather than making our thumbs and wrists sore by holding the phone? This invention of technology called a cellular phone has played a crucial role in ruining the fun of a beach day. On one hand, you plan the day enthusiastically. but when the time comes, we all our reminded of our responsibility (sarcastically speaking) of informing everyone on Facebook of what we're doing.
You plan to watch a live game with your friends in the stadium. This sounds fun because cheering for your team together is something really fun to do. In this picture, you can see a guy standing with his friend, but giving his undivided attention to his beloved phone. You know why? Because he was, most probably, discussing the whole game in his WhatsApp group. What a fool, right? Instead of creating a memory by enjoying every moment, the guy is ruining all the fun.
Do you know why relationships fail? It’s because you keep on sharing every intimate detail with your friends. When you face a problem, you tell your friends. Even when on a date, this couple can't put down their phones and enjoy their time together. What a shame!!! You are trying to get to know someone and establish a relationship, but because of your phone in hand and messages popping up, you fail. So, take my advice. When you go on a date, please switch off your mobile. You can share later.
A road trip with friends is the best plan you can ever make. As they say, “to know someone better, travel together.” Keeping this in mind, it is obvious that you are in it for lots of fun and getting to know your friends better too. But no, this doesn’t happen anymore. Instead you are all taking pictures, posting on social media, waiting anxiously for the comments and likes. And as a result, ruining all the fun.
Last but not the least, you got out to dinner with friends, feeling accomplished that you all made it because you know that dinner plans are hard to organize. You arrive, order your food, but hey, what is going on here?!! Oh no…not again. Huh? Don’t you know what’s happening? Well, everyone has started taking pictures of their own, as well other’s meals. Taking picture of food is such a mandatory task these days, but for me it’s annoying. Come on, just start eating. Why do you have to show others?
Albert Einstein was right by calling us the “Generation of Idiots”. We have lost the true essence of happiness, fun and unity by giving our undivided attention to cellular phones. It reminds me of Mr. Bean who takes his Teddy everywhere, although it’s just a stuffed toy. We all treat our phones like a Teddy. I know, it is the best source of communication. I won't deny that. But that doesn’t mean you need to glue your eyes to it all the time. You can do that later. Right now, enjoy the moment.
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