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?
- Sharing hand written letters/ cards
- Spending quality time with family
- Playing a game together
- Engaging in outdoor play
- No gadgets in bed policy
- No phones around kids
- Listening more and talking less
- Creative thinking and classes
- Visiting an old friend or new
- 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 🌼