neha inaskar/ January 31, 2015/ Reflections/ 0 comments

Being in the era of information technology, we have reached the height of maximum luxury upgrading gradually with the time. Everything has become fast forward in our lives. There is no space for steady and slow people over here. It is nothing but the transcendence of human race, a quest for completing the dreams. Change is the nature’s policy, and being with the change is the way towards development. It’s like a miracle only where we stand today. With the advent of technology, whole world has come closer to each other. People can share their views; talk with their close ones by just clicking some buttons even though they are very far from us. “Google” is the place where one can find anything which he desires to know. It has made our lives simpler and easier.

Does it really made our lives simple? The revolution of scientific inventions was all started to give comfort and happiness to human’s life. But does it really giving us happiness? People have many friends on social network, but hardly there is anyone with whom they can share their feelings. With science and technology, we have become materially rich in socioeconomic front, but it is widening the gap between parents and children in order to survive in this era, to be in pace with the technology which has not only created the feeling of loneliness among the children but also resulted in negative impact on them. Toys have been replace by Ipads. It has reshaped the values of family cultures. To be with the pace of i-world, one has forgotten the real essence of living. In India, “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” has been replaced by disintegrated nuclear families. In short it has replaced real world with the virtual one.

People have become more self centered, rich becomes richer, poor becomes poorer. Just have a look from western expressway at Bandra, you can see the full fledged developed city with high scorching towers on the right while on the other hand a land full of slums. But who will take the responsibility to balance the livelihoods where everyone is busy in their own lives.

One of the last notes left behind by Gandhi in 1948, expressing his deepest social thought, talisman given by Gandhiji,

“Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him. Will he gain anything by it? Will it restore him to a control over his own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to swaraj for the hungry and spiritually starving millions?
Then you will find your doubts and your self melt away.”

Think on it and ask ourselves whether we are contributing for the welfare of people using technologies or just blaming the current scenario. Whether are we on the right track to change the world? “Be the change you wish to see in the world “

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