Over the weekend I was talking to Rummuser uncleji. We were talking about many things one was – “uncleji you dont call me, its only me who calls you!”. So he said “Pravin  I am a generation old and for me internet, mobile etc are new age things and not necessary to communicate.” In fact he told me that he even receives inland letters from some of his friends. What? thats history right? But yes  STILL that is also a mode of communication.

I happened to read the following, copied as image some time back (source unknown now). I was thinking that it is true, my father must be thinking, this is too much what these guys and the kids do. This is complex and where all would this technological running around go and end?

Convergence of Social Tech

Convergence of Social Tech

The question I asked myself was is it generation, running behind the technology? That is Latest things and fashion introduced and the young one’s running behind them. Or is it Generation running behind, technology? That is generations left behind the technology evolution and just trying to catch up or sit and relax. Older people who use technology as and when required.

Perhaps 30 years from now I would think the same manner. Technology would be even more evolved and kids of that generation would find it cool, ok and obvious. At times those kids would think – how our forefathers survived without such gadgets?
I think if my father is thinking something about technology and how far would it go? He is right, there seems to be no end. Step back and ask yourself – do you need a tweeter or a facebook to have a “Social Network” or to be “socially connected”? Do you think you need a mobile to Communicate? Do you think you need a TV or movie for Entertainment? I dont intend to say that we dont need many things; the question is how much is needed? and when is it needed?

World would keep on evolving but there would be something that wont change and time and again a few people would think about it. Should we just stop and look within now? Is not it enough of running around?

KRD Pravin

Here I am supposed to write about myself. Professionally, I am quite serious and a workaholic; personally I am an individual who enjoys what he does and takes life as it comes. I am passionate about my work and actions and empathetically careful, attached and committed to them. All this makes me a fierce competitive professional and yet a compassionate soul, the Yin and the Yang together. Balancing is the art to be practiced using the middle path. From - http://business2buddha.com/about/


kanika · May 1, 2013 at 12:29 pm

The question is not how much and when things are needed..the question is ‘what do we need?’

These social networking sites, expensive mobiles and gadgets are just a medium to fulfill one’s material satisfaction (most of them become useless in a week span). It surpasses everything rather it increases with time seeing the present scenario..
These are not need, this is lust and greed to have more and more..to feel superior to the ones around..but the question is, are these really worth having.. I say NO..

First focus on what you need and then how much & when do you need it.

    KRD Pravin · May 3, 2013 at 2:03 am

    Dear Kanika, I liked your opinion. I think when we have started running behind newer upgrades say from iPhone 4 to 4s, 5 to 5s and 6 and so on. I think we are not asking ourselves what? I think we can start with HOW MUCH first. When we realize that HOW MUCH has either no answer or is not at all the right question we would go to what is needed?

    Actually, thats how I started thinking – we are not asking what and why? Earlier I have written about those too
    why are we doing what are we doing – http://bit.ly/15ch8rP
    what more you need? – http://bit.ly/M4Z1FU
    and more

Rummuser · May 1, 2013 at 7:29 pm

The root cause of the problem is the sense of alienation that the young now feel towards themselves. Subconsciously, they are trying to escape that sense of alienation from themselves by constantly keeping in touch with the machine hoping that some one is responding to their tweets, blogs, sms messages or liking their posts on fb and so on and so forth. The cure for this Pravin is to learn to love. Love oneself as well as life. What you call interconnectedness but without going into the depths of why that is necessary.

    KRD Pravin · May 3, 2013 at 2:10 am

    Yes Uncleji,
    I agree… in some cases we are not even aware that we are just running away from ourselves, alienation. Remember I was asking once – what are you searching for? http://bit.ly/RTZDli
    The solutions would emerge when we would start asking questions to ourselves when we would start connecting with ourselves.
    Such as people worry (heard BUY) Tweeter followers! what more ridiculous thing can be beyond that?
    Someday, and some day seriously we would learn…

      Rummuser · May 3, 2013 at 9:17 am

      “But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
      And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
      Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each of you be alone,
      Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.”
      ~ Khalil Gibran , The Prophet

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