Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Togetherness: It needs to be Real and not Digital

In today's world, where every second pair of eyes are looking down and fingers moving on a 4x6 inches smarty thing, one doesn't know what it's costing every one of us. As life goes on daily, we are getting drowned in our digital lives and getting separated or rather subconsciously ousted from our real world lives should be a matter of grave concern to every individual.

Social networks like Facebook, Whatsapp and uncountable others have eased communication between friends and family to such an extent that it gives an idea of having a person just beside us every time; so much so that people don't feel the need to actually visit / meet those significant ones in their lives. Coupled to it, the stress levels, never-receding and ever-increasing workload, and negligible availability of time, people just like to relax and chill and MEET ON A SOCIAL NETWORD, rather than face to face.

But there is a faction of thinkers who are quickly realising the long term cons of online togetherness. The real togetherness has been the backbone of our society since time immemorial. People come together, talk, share, eat, drink, dance, enjoy to satiate their soul which craves for love. Digital togetherness, no doubt, is totally deprived of that. True, it's very fascinating and lucrative but what it lacks is soul, thus it incepts with distinctive honour only superficial joy and not soulful pleasure. The latter is the basic part of a person's individual happiness level, generally talking.

It is high time that we limit the unnecessary part of digital pervasiveness in daily communications, and come up with plans to meet people, dine together, go on tours/trips with each other. Connecting in person opens up an added advantage of understanding the person sitting next as you can feel the emotions and explore the depth of your friendship/relation which ultimately results in great bonding for the whole life.

There are several ways this can be done and the omnipresent Nature could prove to be a impartial help in this task. My idea of real togetherness is to arrange regular picnics / sight-seeing near a lake or in a forest in the lap of nature where one could be with oneself and discover the hidden facets of each other as well as the Mother Nature. Preparing food together at a picnic or get-together is an unforgettable experience. The required apparatus could be carried in the trunk of one's car with some adjustments. But the prospect of cooking food in a barbecue during such an event would be an experience one would relish his/her whole lifetime. Fast / Frozen foods along with Ketchup and Jam would be savouring for both adults and kids alike.

Kissan India has come up with a great video propagating the cause of Real Joy of Togetherness. Watch it below.

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