We are living in a techno-society, which is run and driven by technology and the fuel is networking. People believe in social networking more than actual networking.We are more comfortable behind our screens, have you ever realized what will you talk about with a person with whom you have been chatting for a long time? The virtual conversations have become so very real that we can hardly differentiate, lol and rofl have now become a common tongue, instead of laughing out loud and expressing the real feeling people choose to express that by saying lol, isn't it weird and half dead.
We have taken our virtual lives so seriously that it has become more important than our real lives, a Facebook password is more important than your ATM pin, you will find people knowing your ATM pin but a Facebook password would be hard to crack. A friend would not call you or text you but casual tag on a social networking site would make you feel special and you would feel as if that friend has not yet forgotten you.
I don't think that we can come out of this and this is a fact which no one can deny and while there are many things going on, one of the most important thing is that our society has now formed several groups which intentionally or unintentionally wants to become like the other one. Every society for centuries has been divided into certain groups and that group is decided by the age group you belong to. If you are not able to realize the difference then parents might be able to explain you that. We might grow technologically stable in the coming future but a physical touch is something that will always be required.
Today, if you randomly ask a boy of standard 7 about some of the terms in geography or any other subject, chances of failing to answer are more but the same boy would have all the same updates about the world and India because he is also using facebook and instagram and whatsapp. Today a school boy is sharing communal posts on social media because he has realized that he has got the freedom of expressing but does know about all his rights and freedom? Does he know anything about the law?
We need to raise our voices, instead of pen being mightier than a sword, now let a post be mightier than a pen and a sword both. Let us ignite our positive thoughts and use our conscience to do the right thing at the time when it is required!