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Alphabet B – Busy!

A to Z Challenge

Day #03    ** Theme – Kaleidoscope of thoughts **

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Let’s rewind life to about half a century back in time. Technology was still in its nascent stage. We had to do many chores manually. Life was simple and people were happy in spite the various hardships they faced. They had time for each other, there flowed a warmth in their conversations, festivals were celebrated in its true spirit, and the neighbours, friends and relatives all partook in the wedding planning and preparation. Joint families ensured a constant support system in place. Words like busy, stress, tension, burn out, anxiety, depression  had not made its inroads into people’s vocabulary.

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Pause at today. Technology has ensured that we have the best of comforts and conveniences. A press of the button is all it takes to get work done. Travel is faster, machines help us with our daily chores, and everything is delivered at our doorstep. We are surrounded by gadgets that do everything for us. So when everything is automatically done for us, why are we still so busy with no time to spare? We are always on the run. No time for family and friends, children do not have the time to play. Gadgets have eroded into the human interface. We connect only virtually. The calendar needs to be checked before meeting friends. Spending time relaxing and vegetating spikes up our guilt factor.

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Thanks to the busy schedules we all have, we have many lifestyle related diseases affecting both adults and children, which were never heard of earlier. Meeting and connecting with family and friends has become a rarity. People are happy with their own self for company, of course with their gadgets. We lead a kind of robotic life, devoid of emotions. Isn’t it a scary scenario?

Stop being as busy as a buzzing bumble bee!

Don’t you think we need to break free from being busy all the time? Would love to know your views!

 

 

 

 

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43 comments on “Alphabet B – Busy!

  1. Definitely we need time for us, Atleast a day in a month should be spent only for us.

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  2. ravish kumar
    April 3, 2017

    B Busy

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  3. boundlessblessingsblog
    April 3, 2017

    Beautiful words of truth Radhika and definitely we need a lot of time for us with today technology where everyone seems to be busy and no one talks to anyone only we are talking to our mobiles and computers. Sometimes it feels that we need to be absolutely alone only with ourselves for company.

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  4. Prakash Hegade
    April 3, 2017

    Busy is the new cool! May be. 😀

    That is what technology has gifted us and we have accepted. However, we must balance it well. Good written post. 🙂

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  5. Sudalai
    April 3, 2017

    Beneficial post for us to understand the very important things that we are missing out in life , Radhika .

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  6. DeepikasRamblings
    April 3, 2017

    Busy, busy is the new mantra. We have no time for anything relating to humanity or human touch. It’s a mechanised life and probably more cases of depression too surfacing these days. Sad..,😞
    Beautiful post, Radhika.

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  7. Nilanjana Bose
    April 3, 2017

    Agree that modern life and technology have their negatives. Technology is only a tool, how we use it determines the stress and anxiety levels – the key B word is Balance!

    But disagree re those “good ol’ days” – only the affluent had it better then. Measles, pox, polio, TB endless diseases for which there were no cures and no vaccines. Women either died in childbirth, or were pregnant or were working in the house/fields 24/7. Ordinary people had very little control over their lives.

    Technology has meant huge changes for the Better generally, a more equal society, better education, less death and disaster and ghastliness imho.

    All the best for the challenge,
    Nilanjana
    From Madly-in-Verse

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 3, 2017

      Days were tough earlier too, specially for the masses. While I don’t deny that technology has improved our lifestyle tremendously, it has also brought in a hoard of other problems with it. Lifestyle diseases, disconnect among people, phycological disorders. The negatives effects can be seen in children too.
      Like you rightly pointed out Nilanjana, we have to find a balance for its usage. Advanced technology should have left us with more time at our disposal , which I find lacking with people today. Unfortunately it seems to be sucking us into it like a whirlpool.
      Thanks so much for sharing your views 🙂

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  8. Anki Bhoye
    April 3, 2017

    Nowadays social media i keeping us more busy than just work.
    Now we don’t just wish going for a nice dinner, we wish to go to a fancy restaurant, have a picture worthy meal, have great lighting to have great selfies, have wifi to upload to all our social media handles; phew! that’s taking a lot of our time, and we are always busy.
    but who do we complain, often we ourselves choose to be busy.

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 3, 2017

      Absolutely right Anki. With these gadgets we should have had more time at our disposal. But isn’t it ironical now a days that we are always stressed out for time !!

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  9. Alfaazon ki udaan
    April 3, 2017

    i was literally free enjoying my hobby…now this hobby has made me buzy…hahhah

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  10. shalzmojo
    April 3, 2017

    Wowza – this is so true. All the technology has made us so damn busy and involved in more things to do! If not taking notes, we are adding to our schedules and tracking timetables.

    Theme: Peregrination Chronicles (travel)
    B is for BodyArt #atozchallenge

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  11. Meenakshi Sethi
    April 3, 2017

    This busy which is so artificial has made us all lonely and lost. You hit the right cord of today’s biggest disease.

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  12. Suzie
    April 3, 2017

    Very true. I am working hard to combat the ongoing ‘creep’ of things that demand my attention.

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  13. I think we always need some ‘me’ time…that helps us to introspect and rectify our mistakes and improve our skills and qualities… 🙂

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  14. Idle Muser
    April 4, 2017

    I am partly with you on the ‘busy’ thing, Radhika. 🙂
    We have become busy because terms- ambition, goals, and dreams are being taken much more seriously than they used to be in the past. And with this the competition also has increased manifold. Which ultimately demands more efforts, more work from the individual, and all of this eventually results in the usage of term-‘busy’ way too often.
    But yeah, if sticking to gadgets for no reason is what make someone busy then that is something I don’t consider being busy. It rather is being addicted.

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  15. radhikasreflection
    April 4, 2017

    Gm Aditi! Everything today is competition driven and people are putting in a lot of hard work to realise their dreams. But being busy on the path to reach the destination is never ending, ultimately they are paying a very heavy price for it. At the end of the life, is it all really worth it? A life sans beautiful memories, family bonding and the actual connect with people?

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  16. shewrites170
    April 5, 2017

    I am thankful for the company of gadgets be it Kindle or TV or phone something else. It gives me a medium to reach out to people which becomes difficult in person otherwise.
    Without technology you wouldn’t have been sharing this blog but might be writing a book or a diary. Everything has it’s pros and cons it’s on us whether we use it or get used.
    Just a thought

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 5, 2017

      Definitely. Technology has helped us tremendously. My point is, inspite of the ease and the speed at which things get done thanks to technology, why are we still so busy all the time?

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      • shewrites170
        April 5, 2017

        I don’t stay busy so not the right person to answer. Good question.
        Do you stay busy?

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      • radhikasreflection
        April 6, 2017

        I keep myself occupied with lot of things, but not with gadgets all the time. But I find people very busy always with no time to connect and converse.

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      • shewrites170
        April 6, 2017

        Since I don’t stay very busy, you can connect with me when you want. What are those lots of things, I would like to know so that I may try to adopt. Maybe others are also either busy because of their job or kids or just like you trying to keep themselves busy.

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      • shewrites170
        April 5, 2017

        I don’t stay busy so not the right person to answer. Good question.

        You could have ended the post with a question

        Do you stay busy?
        What keeps you busy?

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  17. Trin Carl
    April 9, 2017

    Of all your posts, I had to read B is for busy. Story of my life. People are happy with their own self for company of course with their gadgets. I hear ya. People need to meet and greet, that’s what humanity is about.
    My theme this year is anything Writer(ly) check it out:
    Theglobaldig.blogspot.com

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 9, 2017

      Glad to hear that you could relate to my post. Actually it is pretty much the story for all of us😀

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  18. thewritewomanblog
    April 9, 2017

    This message needs to be said and re-said, Radhika You are right about feeling guilty if we spent some time talking to some ‘real’ people or simply getting lost in ones company or playing with a little child! We need to re-learn to moor ourselves to reality balancing our virtual world, which has so become a part of our lives!

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