Why is human quotient getting lost?

Running behind life,

Catching up breaths,

Aiming to make more and more,

Are we forgetting less is more?

Wandering between desks,

Staring at our screens,

Struggling with our dreams now bigger,

Are we missing on life’s little treasures?

Boasting of being connected,

Thousands of emails to check,

Hours spent texting and messaging,

I ask,Are we really talking?

Phones talk on dinner tables,

Mental maths has taken a toll,

Gadgets have replaced family values,

The question remains, Are we even caring?

Now eyes don’t meet in person,

Neither is laughter shared in real,

In pursuit of higher Intelligence

Are we ignoring the Human essence?

When humans remain no human,

Technology replaces emotions,

Grannies don’t tell stories any more,

Kids ask questions to “Alexa” more.

I know it all, thanks to Google,

The mind has forgotten to doodle,

Life’s become so dependent,

And we call ourselves independent.

In pursuit of higher IQ

We are loosing the HQ

Hope this stirs some thoughts in you, and helps you to consciously break away some shackles. My husband and I recently visited a friend’s house last week and I was amazed with their no TV policy at home. No gadgets no phones and as a result the family was effective in making real connections and instilling human values in their children.

The children were full of energy, engaged in outdoor play, baked banana cake together, took care of their dog and conversations around dinner table were fun and constructive at the same time.

Now, when you resonate with me on this, do let me know what you do to make your human connections stronger?

I recommend

  1. Sharing hand written letters/ cards
  2. Spending quality time with family
  3. Playing a game together
  4. Engaging in outdoor play
  5. No gadgets in bed policy
  6. No phones around kids
  7. Listening more and talking less
  8. Creative thinking and classes
  9. Visiting an old friend or new
  10. Making real life conversations

As a matter of fact , I have come across a school which asks parents to sign a bond stating that they will treat their smart phones as landlines in the presence of their children else their admission is rejected. Now this is WOW!

Happiness and sunshine ๐ŸŒผ

Nidhi

Thought of the night

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49 Comments Add yours

  1. pvcann says:

    We are indeed, and we are fully stretched

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    1. Yes I agree , but there we also need to draw the line else we break . Even a fully stretched rubber band breaks

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    2. Krishna says:

      You said it very well… may all parents and kids understand this ๐Ÿ˜Š i’m reblogging this.

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      1. Wow so happy to know this. Thank you so much for the follow and the reblog ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ have a beautiful day ๐ŸŒž

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      2. Krishna says:

        Beautiful day to you too ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ•Š

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  2. I really liked this and it is so true, there is getting to be less and less of that real human connection these days and many kids don’t even know what it means now. Great thoughts you have shared.

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    1. Thank you , I sometimes feel sorry for this and wonder upon their values .

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      1. True, around here it’s now a rare thing to see kids playing outside, they are inside with some kind of screen in front of them.

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      2. Totally agree with you , itโ€™s a struggle but I am trying to limit it as much . This involves me spending a lot of my time with kids engaging with them. Some days I can and on others itโ€™s difficult but not impossible ๐ŸŒผ

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  3. Great inspiring write! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you for these kind words Krishnapriya ๐ŸŒผ

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      1. You are so very welcome, Oh! Sunshine Girl. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. csprasath says:

    I like the recommendations. Very Nicely penned.

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  5. Wow!!!! That’s very good writing…. Sad True Fact

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    1. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Sharvina.y says:

    That’s so true! Even though I blog, I have no screen time as well.

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    1. Great to know that ๐Ÿ‘

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  7. Thank you so much for the follow!!!!

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  8. Krishna says:

    Reblogged this on krishnapriya22013 and commented:
    A very meaningful article to share with parents, elders and kids. Reblogged from sunniesmybunnies.wordpress.com. It’s a very beautiful blog dear friends. You check her meaningful and beautiful writings and you will love it ๐Ÿ˜Š blessed day dear all

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    1. Humbled by this ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ you are a beautiful soul .

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      1. Krishna says:

        We all are ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ•Š

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  9. Aditya says:

    Great post and very insightful ! This resonates with every household today ๐Ÿ™‚
    On a side note, which school is it that you were referring to ?

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement and follow ๐ŸŒผ
      This is a school in Gujarat run privately by an acquaintance.

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  10. Aditya says:

    Interesting. We need more of these schools I guess.

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    1. Here it was made mandatory, itโ€™s time for every household to understand this principally and implement.

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      1. Aditya says:

        True, I totally agree! Most of us are kinda glued to our phones ๐Ÿคฃ

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      2. If you find out the average time we spend on our phone the statistics will shock you.

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      3. Aditya says:

        I know ! I even wrote a post about this a while ago on a few ways to prevent social media addiction
        https://seekingmyutopia.com/2018/08/05/preventing-social-media-addiction/

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      4. Wow shall hop on to this in sometime ๐Ÿ™‚

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      5. Love it , have left my comment for you too ๐Ÿ™‚

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      6. Aditya says:

        Thank you so much Nidhi๐Ÿ˜Š

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  11. Ash says:

    I love this and those tips are really helpful at the end. Itโ€™s really important that we remember to live not just stay occupied on our phones /computers all the time ๐ŸŒท

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    1. Thank you Ash for resonating ans echoing my words and thoughts ๐ŸŒผ

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  12. oldpoet56 says:

    Very nice post, I am going to reblog this one for you.

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    1. Thank you so much for resonating with my thoughts ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. arv! says:

    I think we all are getting bombarded with so many things and our brain is always in a “stir”.

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    1. Yes, all we need to be is mindful of our actions reactions and responses .

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  14. Found You over on Krishna’s site. This is wonderful. I couldn’t agree more!!! Cheers and Thank You! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Oh great . So grateful to you for your presence and comment here . Thank you for the encouragement .

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  15. There is so much truth to this. A powerful message of where we have come since the begining of smart phones, social media and how these have become part of ‘us’ instead of tools to be used WHEN NEEDED. Keep up the great work, I look forward to reading more from you!

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    1. Thank you for these most encouraging words and resonating with my thoughts. The once want is todayโ€™s need in the name of independence .

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  16. I fully agree with you on this. Phones has become a BIG time distraction to the entire world. Its what the devil is using to blind/control the minds of humanity. I have my limitations to where using it is concern and take time to go outdoor and watch at God’s beautiful creations, play with my niece & nephew, cook with them from time to time, paint, run etc. Great post! Let us all on ponder on these things. Blessings to you Nidhi! ๐Ÿ™‚ its been a while. Hope you & the family are well!

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    1. Thank you Tammy , hope all well with you dear .

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