'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
The asembling, communicating and exchanging thoughts also happen andhappened. Those were the days when the social media networks or chat facility and video communication were not there. So the people of those generations used to group and meet at the temple maidan, panchayat common place or below the banyan tree-enjoying the cool and refreshing breeze.
Similar grouping and communication happen today also. Now it happens in the virtual field or virtual maidan. Instead of the breeze people enjoy the air conditioned comfort. They mutually view via web cam. They chat in whatsapp or facebook groups.
The elder generations feel that today's youth engage their productive time in worthless group chats and wasting their productive time. They do not know who is the neighbour, bu have hundreds of 'familiar' followers and friends thousands of miles away.
The earlier generation groups used to be present in toto on every occasion as per necessity warrants whether good or bad happens. In sad situations they used to go to the sufferer's place and console in person with a hug or hand grasp. Today's groups do the same by sending emoticons.
So in effect and in essence things are same then and now. Only difference as the adage goes' the scene and actors change".The drama goes in same way.
This is not waste of time but sharing of information among a group of people. There are direct discussions only, no victuals chats on those days.
These days technology have a say in the society. As the technology developed instead of having meetings face to face or reduced but virtual meetings are goig on. Those days only known people were exchanging their views. But nowadays on social media many victuals friendships with unknown people some times leading to problems. So there is no difference.Those days village concept was there but Global village concept emerged. Anything we should use for our betterment instead of getting into unnecessary risks.