Mohammed Abdul Jawad

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Lost in Oblivion

Lost in Oblivion


In truth, there’s sorcery and spell in the social media, which when used frantically and mindlessly, makes us droopy, dumb and dull, without any looks. Now-a-days, face-to-face communication has become obsolete, and in proximity, we converse pithily with emoji symbols, hand gestures or emoticons. Yep...that’s the truth!

Ah, with the uses of social media, our lives, in fact, are partitioned between the real and virtual worlds. We are tired to walk a little to meet someone, oftentimes we don’t talk with our near and dear ones and sometimes there’s scanty eye-contact while chatting. We unevenly drag our lives, with no proper balancing, and we flip and finish up moments and hours on social platforms.

Even teenagers get trapped by the clutter of Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat and Snapchat. With wireless or cabled headphones planted in ears and with dangling corded microphones, they drift extremely from one platform to another and keep themselves hooked on in the digital world.

With no care for priorities, our engagement on social networks has left us loitering in leisure. Every now and then, we keep juggling our curiosity and pursuits to enliven ourselves with the continuous pulsations of social media.

Verily, with sagging necks and hazy eyes glued to the Smartphones’ screens, our connected lives, with the social media, has become marooned. Funny, isn’t that?

Agreed that social media has become a medium for masses to expose their interests and notions, a gallery for creative professionals to display their endeavours and portfolios, an assembly for learned people to disseminate knowledge and a viable platform for entrepreneurs to present their products, services and ventures.

Well, social media is the fulcrum in building relationships in today’s world. But, our excessive social media involvement in improper ways and on wrong time can blotch and spoil our lives.

In reality, too much of social media is no good at all. We are going crazy by being engrossed with anybody, anytime and anywhere. Without knowing simple etiquettes of communication, we feel feverish with thoughts and ideas, and broadcast anything that pleases us. Sometimes, we text a little something sensible, and sometimes we circulate silly, vague messages.

Sucked up in the social media, we, human beings carry altering attitudes, expressions and moods. Our faces depict no simple smile when we are cheery. We have forgotten little chuckles when someone cracks a joke. We have embraced aloofness due to our differences. We bear a frowning face that speaks our annoyance and exhibit no lively looks when we experience heartiness.

By gauging various social media platforms and with the tremendous count of users, imagine the next generation of social media. Guess, what will be the future of humanity? Will the world relish for digital enlightenment or will human lives become lop-sided with a torrent of media mayhem?

It looks like, we humans with the escalation of networking spirit and media addiction in the virtual world, will become digital entities.

Let’s leave aside the social media a little because there’s nothing like the real world.


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Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

3 years ago #8

A timely and all encompassing reminder, Mohd, that we should be spending much more time interacting face to face with our fellow humans. Interesting, however, that, with this post and the ensuing congratulatory and concurring comments, we are of course all guilty of propagating the problem by choosing SM to criticise overuse of SM. 🤔

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

3 years ago #7

#5
Preston \ud83d\udc1d Vander Ven Thanks for commenting on my post. The one lurking question is: To what extremes digital addiction can be harmful? Perhaps, the day we find an answer to this question, we’ll sift our attention to use social media within limits. I am glad to know that how well you enjoy being on beBee and use it sensibly while motivating others through your shares and comments. Surfing anything on the net while camping or being on vacation is like spoiling one’s enjoyment. Yea, I agree that life’s many phases are like tutelage.

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

3 years ago #6

#6
Randall Burns Thanks for your feedback, and I am glad that you liked it.

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

3 years ago #5

#4
Jerry Fletcher Thanks for your thoughtful comments. Life amid social media seems like habitual in this global village. Is there any way to total escape from social media? No! In some way or the other, we across world happenings and tidbits of valuable info through social media platforms. Little or more, these platforms have become necessities of corporate world and social communities across the globe. Perhaps, we have to embrace social media in good ways, without any addiction, but like medication, dose-by-dose everyday to keep our lives in momentum.

Randall Burns

Randall Burns

3 years ago #4

Very pertinent post Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier explores the same ramifications with her latest Buzz; https://www.bebee.com/producer/@renee-cormier/exploring-the-tragedy-of-intellectual-laziness

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

3 years ago #3

Mohammed, your observation is clarifying. Each day I find that I have an abiding urge to check my e-mail first thing in the morning. That is true whether I am at my computer or staring into a smart phone as I wait to board an airplane. I can get through the rest of the day with that fix but I've noticed an urge to check out just one video. I'm fighting it. To me, that way lies disaster, losing myself and my livelihood to using what little time I have in viewing that has no real return for the time invested.

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

3 years ago #2

#2
Pascal Derrien Thanks for your feedback. Indeed, 'common sense' has a significant value. If ignorance be given liberal spirit, while excessively engaged in social media, it results divergence that stains one’s common sense.

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #1

Common sense at its best :-)

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