This is my second post on ruining!! well yeah last post i spoke about how Education ruined me and now its time for Internet which not only ruined my life but actually it ruined all our lives, welcome to the community of frustrated souls of internet tragedy!!
and yeah by the way i am back to India, I was RJ'ing and was an operations manager for a network of radio stations in Dubai and now i am back to Hyderabad and completely into Digital media working for Whacked out, heading the music vertical, creating and curating content and doing things i like to do, life is good and no complaints, but recently while i was just sitting and driving my thoughts into a nostalgic land, a lot of thoughts brushed my mind. How creative life was, it still is though, but internet had made things so easy.. just not that it has made all of us lazy, here are few examples i thought, comment with yours.
The little ME time
Remember the days when cable channel guy used to play our so called favorite movies (The ones you like to watch it in private) on Saturday midnight, few named it as midnight masala, remember what sort of stories we used to make up to stay awake that night, and yeah the fat guy who used to make these silly jokes and the doctor!! (I still wonder, the calls he used to get were they real?, what you think?)
If we missed on a saturday the only source was the old and doomed CD rental shops, going in and asking for something like that was a huge task to do.
But now its all so simple just on click of a button, no sense of achievement, it has become so easy and sleazy!!
The only world I knew
School and class mates were the only world for me, technology those days never gave me access to make friends from other cities or say other countries. The most beautiful girl of the school was an ideal girl to get married to, not just for me but for most of the guys in school. That crush on the teacher and those little secrets, wasn't it amazing? Where as now you have an app for tindering, linking or tweeting, you ask for it and you have it.
The only parties and the best parties those days were partying with your school friends at somebody's home where you wait for your crush to drop in or accidentally fall in love with your friend's cousin or some stranger. Though i had a small world i was good at meeting and talking to people now Internet made me forget how to socialize with actual Humans.
Apart from this i used to be a good cook (I am still one) but the art of cooking has completely changed from the knowledge of spices to googling, i am ignorant, i am addicted to my notifications (yeyy!! got one more subscriber!!), now my ego has started showing its tantrums, mood swings look like a graph of web traffic, i liked me, now i like my Instagram pictures more than me, I almost forgot the fragrance of a fresh paper and Ink.
Internet, you have been a great buddy, but i guess we need an actual human buddy than a virtual buddy, you have been a great teacher but life have taught me better lessons. Thank for making my life easy and I will not let you make it Lazy.
How do you think Internet ruined your life what do you miss the most?