Everything that constitutes this planet was said to revolve around Earth, Fire, Air and Water ! But now there’s another one ! How do I know ??? Well… One of my friend whose name has a “Shhhhhh” (ironically) in it actually personified Internet and called it her best friend… oh now you know that person is a female ! Well… that’s what she says… and I have a strong feeling she even believes so 😛
So, she says, Internet is her best friend because almost everything that she does has a major chunk of it courtesy Internet ! Be it our research friend Google, or Socializing wonders Facebook and Twitter or even just some stupid blogs for making the least out of the free time we have in loads !
I could easily agree with her because I spend more than half of my life in Internet !
I wonder what would happen to me when I am put in a situation where Internet is nothing more than an unknown concept ! It freaks me out to even think of a possibility wherein I get up on a beautiful morning and not find my computer ! I search for my cell phone and when I select the web browsing icon, it throws me an alert saying “Eh ? Now, what’s that ???” I might throw the cell phone right outside the window !!!
But a couple of days down the line, when I would have come out of the shock, would I be still the same frustrated distorted soul ? May be not ! Because we humans have a tendency to socialize no matter what and in whichever mode !!! We always tend to find ways to socialize ! At least the normal sane ones do !
I might take a walk down town, check out the people over there. Speak to some strangers. Try and make friends. Buy a news paper, sip on hot coffee. Stare at the clear blue sky.
When I accidentally meet an old friend, who was out-of-touch, I would actually take his home address to try and visit rather than take his email address and shoot a mail !
Would it be all a pain ? No, I think not ! But is that possible, no, I think not !
The very reason that I am using Internet to even express these thoughts actually makes the real world a little virtual in our times !
I sincerely hope that some of the real joys that we could enjoy at least in our child hood is passed on to the next generation, so that life in the real world isn’t trapped just in the virtual world !
A few of you might believe even this is all real now, but then again, doesn’t it actually prove my point further ?