Yesterday my friends sister forgot her cell at home. Her mom tried to reach her on fone and since she didnt pick called my friend to check. He also had tried calling her at her landline and cell and there was no response for him also. We all got so tensed and worried and when the call finally came after 3 hours it was a huge relief. She had put the fone on charge and had forgotten to take it with her.
It might sound such a simple thing. But it was sort of a revelation for me in terms of over dependency on cell phones. A decade back when my dad used to come late from office it was hardly a matter of worry, in the sense that, if it got late our minds didnt panic like this and we could justify our fears by blaming the traffic or overtime and oh.. yeah, we used to fight with him a lot for not taking time enough to give a call before he started. Wonder what would've been the reaction of my grandmother and she would've tackled such situations? Maybe they never bothered about all these and simply assumed that people who went out will eventually return safely - a more positive thought??
That thought lead me to this question. Are these newer instruments of communication making people paranoid?? Definitely it depends on the way people use stuff. The same Fission reaction which drives to electricity is also used to make bombs. But still, my grandma never had these issues of people not being reachable wherever they are. She never had to face the dilemma of an unreturned missed call. A decade back also we had fones. But their usage again was not at this maniacal level. That again brings me to the question. Are we trying to communicate too much? Is the boon becaming bane? I have nothing against new inventions and discoveries and i fully enjoy the benefits of them. Still these basic downsides, like the issue mentioned above, how do we rectify them?? Any thoughts?
ada....ipothaan gavanichen..i the crossed 250 posts and supershanki completes 3 years :) ithana naal mokkaigalai thaangikitamaiku nanri hari.