Put your smartphone aside & say hello to a colleague or to an acquaintance!
We say that the world has shrunk due to the technological developments. But is it really so? Be it be anywhere, we find people are busy with different type of gadgets and we seem to be forgetting the art of speaking to each other. Heads tilted forward to keep an eye on their smartphones seem to have made people forget the importance of a smile in our daily life. Read on and participate in the discussion to know more about this unhealthy practice.
What has this little thing, the smartphone, brought this world to? On its knees. Yes, literally!
While on my morning walk today, I saw three people standing outside a company gate, waiting for the gates to open. Their elbows bent, their heads tilted forward and their hands holding this little thing called smartphone. All three of them were busy in their smartphones probably reading WhatsApp messages forwarded to them or maybe forwarding the messages received or whatever.
That made me think something - they must be colleagues in the firm and must be knowing each other by face at least if not by name, then why are they so engrossed in their smartphones so early in the day? Where are those days when people used to make small talks with strangers even? People used to make acquaintances, which sometimes blossomed into a friendship and further!
By all means, we should use our smartphone for communication, send & receive messages, click selfies & photos, send & receive mails and WhatsApp messages and whatnot. But we should not be so immersed & engrossed in our smartphones, that we forget to say even a hello to an acquaintance or to a neighbor or to a colleague. Do not let your smartphone take charge of your life.
What do you say? Please share your views regarding the same.