“We’re losing social skills, the human interaction skills, how to read a person’s mood, to read their body language, how to be patient until the moment is right to make or press a point. Too much exclusive use of electronic information dehumanize what is a very, very important part of community life and living together.” – Vincent Nicholas.
The day is not far when the calls for the dinner table would be made through the social media networks and the death condolences would be flying through the electronic gadgets, that have become an inevitable part of the human life cycle. Parents are often seen complaining to the teachers,and work mates about their children being lost in the virtual world ecstasies and missing onto the actual life realities.
To break the monotony of the prolonged school lectures, the only rescue available at their disposal that provides them moments of blissful thrill is either their i-pads or their x-box or play stations. The essence of sharing some good serious face to face conversations, greeting your elders and mates by having direct dialogues and sharing stories of excitement and dismay, goes long missing in the present day scenario. The ability of listening beyond words is far vanishing for the domineering influence of technology has overtaken its place.
Often witnessed are the cases where the lack of such recreational activities and the ideas of being connected through the power of speech and expressions in different forms leaves the person insensitive to their elders feelings and concerns and unresponsive to the opportunities that might have changed their lives in an extra-ordinary manner.
The want of time is to let them discover their worth, by extracting their hidden potentialities and honing their life skills in a way that makes them reach the zenith while still sticking to their ground realities; by making them self-confident and at the same time, the ones mastering the art of time management; the one who leads through the persuasion and presentation skills and yet at the same time is equally efficient in maintaining good interpersonal relationships.
The hardest part, however, of any new beginning is the first step of initiative towards it. But once we start believing in the miraculous impact that process of transformation is likely to bring in our day-to-day existence, it sets us on the right track and gets us going. And that is when we get to witness that there is so much to learn from life, not just about ourselves, but also about the other people, the different facets of life and the environment.
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