Instant communication systems are introduced and invented to bridge the gap between people who communicate and to reach out sooner, effectively, and affordably. But now, it has turned into an addiction for everyone, irrespective of age.
The Drawbacks of Instant Communications
If we look at our conversations, we will realize that instant communications encourage people to form hasty opinions and give quick replies instead of taking time to develop a thoughtful, well-reasoned point of view. The primary purpose of it is to converse.
1. Everything at An Instant
We are in a huge rush and race with this world in everything, due to instant communications, starting from queuing up for morning coffee to choosing the color of our quilt. We want everything to be instantly done. In the name itself, instant communications resemble the quickness of the conversation to be unfolded.
Not only conversations, but we also need instant food, instant remedies, instant notes, almost everything instant so that we wouldn’t waste any of our time even thinking about what we are thinking. Isn’t it some ironic joke like posting every step of your life on Facebook and later saying that you are against people who seek attention?
It would be very disgraceful if we were not conscious and uttered anything without knowing complete facts to prove our point. When was the last time we ever thought and responded in these conversations?
2. Wrong Interpretation
A few months ago, a person was killed and got killed in a tiger attack at the Zoo. Without even reading the whole story, if one of our friends had posted on any social networking sites that the tiger killed a mentally challenged person in the zoo, we would blame the circumstance we would be leaving is the fact that the person was absolutely in his senses and that he even tried to defend himself. Still, sadly, no one from the administration came to his rescue.
Those who were present on the spot could have very well helped the person, but instead, they chose to take videos. Our opinions are getting affected by this. We are what we think. If we think in a rush to be in the world and form some perspective that is neither useful to ourselves nor our society, what good will it be? Wouldn’t the greatest technology fall apart if it can do no good to improve our quality of life?
Everything has its pros and cons. Though we can reach out to our near and dear ones ASAP through instant communications, it is also crushing our individualism by listening or imposing something ridiculous and fast. Social networking sites and instant communication platforms sometimes do nothing but camouflage the facts. We want to give our opinion about everything, but is it worth having the wrong one?
Are we getting lost in a world where we try to make a social identity rather than improve as a person? There’s a saying that it is a blessing and a curse to think so highly, but that is better than not thinking. Instead of knowing things, we lose our instinct, settling for a handful of adamant beliefs. These means of communication should be helpful to improve us, not just blabber about something without meaning.
3. Distant in Reality but Closer in The Virtual World
Another thing about these Instant communications is that we are too busy connecting through gadgets but not in touch with each other’s lives. We are becoming distant in reality and closer in a virtual world. We show love in the form of a sticker or a doodle or smileys. We show love in the form of a sticker or a doodle or smileys. We show empathy in the form of a like to a cancer patient instead of lending them a helping hand
Have we ever tried to re-introduce the concept of writing a letter to a loved one? We are trying to share our love for our parents on these sites and groups. Are we trying to listen to them one day and spend time with them? Parents are pacing us up to learn and understand our gadget world, but we put no effort into surrendering our gadgets to them for just one single day.
Relationships, humanity, and whatever good we say about ourselves exist in the gadget world. Is it going hand in hand with reality and the questions ourselves?
Go gadget free for one day and converse! For real!