When I was small, the only screens I knew was the TV and the movie hall screen. With the coming of smartphones, the merger of entertainment and communication has happened.
We wake up with screens, checking our whatsapp or any other app or email feeds. Except while taking bath, the mobile phone and any other smart device like the smartwatch has become a part of the human body.
Where do we draw the line ?
Technology is good and its amazing. But during the course of the day, do you have any idea about your screen time? I mean the time spent in front of screens, be it computer,laptop or mobile device. It can be an astonishing 98 % of your time.
Smartphones have made us socially dumb. When, i say socially its all about real human interaction, not the ones we have on social media.
Further, smartphones have reduced our time with books. There are several medical studies where kids are complaining of severe stress in the eyes and in the neck as early as ten years.
Prior to corona, whenever I travel in the metro, I see people glued to the mobile phones, or listening to music. Listening to music is still a better option, as your neck and head are not strained.
We have only one life on this planet. Our life is measured in time. Quality time comes with quality relationships, both personal and professional. My point here is to rationalize our screen time and think of the long term benefits of a mindful usage of the smart phone.
Family members do not talk to each as everyone is busy with their devices in the evenings after work and there is little or no chit chat even over dinner.
If this trend continues, we would become digital zombies, where the explosion of information,apps and entertainment would not only invade our personal lives, but would start destroying relationships.
Now is the time to choose, whether we keep our heads high or bow down to the massive power of the smartphone.
I have made my decision. what about u ?
Till then, Stay calm and Stay Humble !!