Monthly Archives: October 2014

My life in a Digital Era

technology_1Technology bug has bitten all of us. There is no age bar, no sex bar. Every one has fallen prey for the bug.

Every day in the morning once I get up, first thing I do is check my smart phone for any new updates. This is even before I wear my spectacles (as before introduction of smart phones in my life, it was my spectacle which was the first thing I use to search for once I get up from bed). But now time has changed. Smartphones has taken priority.

So what is it on my phone that I cannot wait to check it later? Many things, first is whatsapp, then my emails (official and personal), then any news alert, then ofcourse any notifications of my blogs and last not the least FB updates … uufff done 🙂

Technology has played a very important role in our life. Earlier also we all use to complete our tasks on time without much help from any technology. But today, present time, technology has helped to accomplish many of the same task just on a click of it. Any help on any topic can be found on Google and it helps us to gain more knowledge on the same. Wikipedia and Youtube are two of the most visited sites for gaining indepth knowledge of any sort. Nowadays all smart phones have apps which help to get connected to anyone irrespective of he or she been in any part of the world.

Technology also has helped in improving education system. Tabs and iPads have helpedtechnology_2 kids learn much faster in way of visuals. Online shopping has become very much convenient and has helped us to save time. Online booking of tickets (movies, bus, rail, flights) has made our life easier and we don’t need to stand in long queues for it. Even most of the payments of our utility bills like telephone, electricity, credit card, LIC premiums are paid online helping to save our time. Net-banking has changed our views towards banking process. Instant fund transfer and faster processing of clearings is the new mantra of banking.

I am hooked to technology day and night. Online shopping is my new taste now. Other than this, booking online tickets, paying utility bills was always a part of my daily routine. Apps on my smart phones like whatsapp, skype has helped me be intouch with all my near and dear ones. A video call is just a click away. Not to forget WordPress app which I am using for my blog helps me get all my alerts and notifications on my mobile. E-book and e-paper has helped me to read while I am traveling. Instant news alert keeps me updated with the latest happening in my country. And thanks to email apps which has made my life much simpler and I can response and forward mails almost anytime and anywhere. I even pen down my thoughts on WordPad in my phone or laptop instead of traditional pen and paper.

technology_4In-short I have become heavily dependent on today’s tech-world. But am thankful that I have seen earlier days wherein technology was still a young child.

I would be really happy to know from you all whether technology bug has bitten you and whether it has made life simpler or worst.

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Expectation vs Reality

expectations_1We human beings are always on the look out for love from our partners. And this leads us to get attracted to the other partner and hence we start coming closer and closer to that person. As the distance between the people decreases, love increases. A new relationship is developed by us. We have a tendency to start any new relationship very easily and at the same pace we break it too. We even go to the extent of breaking GOD made relations like Mother-Child, Father-Child, etc.

In any relation, there is love and also expectation. As time and bonding increases expectations also increases. And if expectations are not fulfilled then problems start arising. This leads to frustration and sadness. Slowly by slowly our frustration starts building up. Unhappiness & disappointment also becomes a part of us. All this makes our subconscious mind to act in a negative way. If expectations are not met then anger & hatred comes out from oneself. Even our subconscious mind starts giving negative signals to our conscious mind and this comes out in a way of bad words and wrong actions.

Why do expectations start in any relationship? We humans are more emotional and get attached very easily. Un-fulfillment of expectations damage relations and also ruins ones life.

Expectations rise from anything. Reasons can be many; maybe we are dating someone special, we are planning for a holiday with family, a night out with friends, we are waiting for the final year result, we have our birthday coming up and so on.

Expectation is a virus which spreads very easily within oneself and there is no cure for it.expectations11 The only antidote is don’t expect (which is hard to follow). Instead of expecting, start fulfilling your dreams. See the positive side of it. It will give you joy and happiness. As said before our expectations will never end, but there is a way to work around n find a solution to fulfill the same by expecting less from others and try giving more to ourselves . This will make us satisfied and it will spread happiness in others too.

Never get too attached to anyone unless they also feel the same, because one-sided expectations can mentally destroy us.

Expectation is the root of all heartache – William Shakespeare