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Friday, July 22, 2011

World is shrinking- boon or a bane?

World, once a huge thing - talked about of in terms of countries and continents, reachable in terms of months or even years. There was even a tinge of mystery when thought beyond one's own dwelling. Well, thats history and today, world with all its size and distance has shrunk into a global village, thanks to technological advancements. And am not going to talk about this in a technological perspective, but from a normal human mind.
I wonder if all these advancements are a boon or bane in a polished coating!! Yes, world is a village, huge though. We have friends and loved ones in ever corner of this village. But how far is the basic love and attachment? In a traditional village, there was more love and bond shared over simpler meals. In a global village, there is more of luxury and comfort, may be atleast from the outer view, but what about the small thing beating inside? Is it beating a happy tune? May be technological milestones have given a lot of options to engage oneself into or divert one's mind. I wonder what is the point? Is everything about money or material? Our ancestors, weren't they happy sharing a small meal under a small roof?
We can reach for the stars and even beyond, but what could it possibly do in terms of simple hugs, touch, the warmth of loved ones. Whatever could be given easily in this global village can in no way stand before the warmth of the traditional village. The world might have shrunk to a village, but each person has become a world!!! Am I wrong in thinking everyone is trying to hide their own feelings and creating a shell around? Every person is interested in global community, but how far do they think about their immediate community? How far is it feasible to get involved with each other? Laughing together or wiping each other's tears has taken a back seat amidst today's hustle and bustle. The enormous growth of online communities alarms me. Will it take away the normal human bonds? I started wondering what is life all about? Is it something to be cherished with loved ones or just a time pass?

1 comment:

  1. Nice post Grace !!.. very true.. probably at this rate, in future definition of social gathering would mean everybody coming in a group/video chat rather than a 'physical meeting'

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