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I was a lot smarter before….

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ic:google.com

Invasion of the cyberspace

into my space, has a zombie effect,

degenerated lifestyles rule the roost

slumped shoulders, frozen thumbs

poor postures, sore eyes.

 

Buzzing phones vibrate all the time

likes, comments, emojis

dominate friendship chats

conversation is through the keys,

fingers have forgotten to hold a pen.

Texting with short forms

have rendered spellings obsolete.

 

Before the advent of the smart phone,

I was a lot smarter,

Once a storehouse of information

Now, memory is a fading asset.

 

Life without google seems impossible

an app for anything under the sun,

an answer to all our questions,

our brain seems to be out of work!

 

The mobile has replaced every other gadget

it has stolen my time from me

making me a prisoner in its “cell”!

 

While there is no denying about the many benefits of the mobile, I somehow feel we have become its slaves! This is one of it’s negative facets I have highlighted.

89 comments on “I was a lot smarter before….

  1. boundlessblessingsblog
    February 28, 2018

    Absolutely true and agree totally with your words, Radhika. Today life has really become all mobile and mobile and technology has really played havoc on our minds.

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 28, 2018

      Yes Kamal. Unfortunately it has eroded into all aspects of life. Even toddlers seem to be attracted by it. It’s repercussions can be disastrous in the time to come.

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  2. Bhavana
    February 28, 2018

    Just wow!.. You pointed out side effects so correctly….this is so relevant in today’s mobile world….mobile is addiction , hard to stop.

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  3. DeepikasRamblings
    February 28, 2018

    Very true Radhika. The next thing waiting to happen is a baby being born with a chip or a gadget. Its become so much of a necessity than a need based device. I often tell my kids, that our childhood days were much better than today. I just want to rewind and go back..
    Well written, as always 👌

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  4. arlene
    February 28, 2018

    We all have become enslaved by this digital world.

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  5. SauceBox
    February 28, 2018

    Like this a lot! Nice flow and concept to it. You’ve got my follow. Check out my comedy blog and give it a follow if you like it!

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  6. myexpressionofthoughtsblog
    February 28, 2018

    Beautiful poem explained how we are becoming addicted to gadgets rather than using them appropriately

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  7. Miriam Hurdle
    February 28, 2018

    Isn’t it the truth, Radhika? I was a phone number directory before cell phones and computer and other digital devices. I memorized all the phone numbers. Right now I may remember 5 phone numbers,,,!

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 28, 2018

      Exactly my point Miriam. We are gradually losing our ability to think. We would be so lost without our phone.

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      • Miriam Hurdle
        February 28, 2018

        My phone was in my washing machine once and I couldn’t “save” it. I almost had a heart attack, thinking that I lost all the contacts. My only choice was to get a new phone and had the phone numbers transferred to a new chip!

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      • radhikasreflection
        February 28, 2018

        Oh my gosh! These days contacts, pictures, other important info are all on the phone! Of course there are ways to retrieve them but the phone has become indispensable!

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      • Miriam Hurdle
        February 28, 2018

        Yes, I know. especially my daughter’s generation, they have every thing on the phone!!

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      • radhikasreflection
        February 28, 2018

        Yes!! So true for the present generation of youngsters.

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      • Miriam Hurdle
        March 1, 2018

        They store every in iCloud. I guess they can retrieve it from different devices.

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      • radhikasreflection
        March 1, 2018

        Yes!

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      • Miriam Hurdle
        March 1, 2018

        🙂

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  8. calmkate
    February 28, 2018

    great post on a very relevant topic … we need to use our gadgets, not be ruled by them!

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  9. daneelyunus
    February 28, 2018

    Nice post Radhika

    Like

  10. delphini510
    February 28, 2018

    Thank you Radhika for this very topical and important poem.
    I often look and think of it and deliberately resist becoming too dependent.
    We could easily become the servants of the very technology we saw as tools.

    Do write letters by hand, at least some. Send handwritten cards. Chock the world.
    Don’t have to many apps. Switch off and be with people. No phones when out with friends etc. A mini revolution. :))
    Miriam

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 28, 2018

      Writing letters by hand! Wow, that’s so wonderful Miriam and adds such a personal touch. Unless we set strict rules for ourselves regarding it’s usage, we are going to be it’s slaves. I think you’ve taken steps in the right direction by not letting it conquer your life, and enjoy the small joys of connecting in person ❤️👍

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  11. vikramhereblog
    February 28, 2018

    Very true.
    I am becoming lazy with technology.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      February 28, 2018

      Many of us are Vikram! I hope the awareness of it’s negatives rises specially with the younger generation!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Divya Deepak Rao
    February 28, 2018

    This is absolutely true Radhika and you’ve expressed it so well! The mobile has made me frustratingly dependent on calculators & spell check!

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 28, 2018

      Seriously Divya, at times I flounder for some basic spelling and arithmetic. Only solace in reading your comment is that I am happy that I am not the only one facing this problem 😁

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  13. Ben Aqiba
    February 28, 2018

    Great post Radhika,

    Einstein said “I Fear the Day that Technology Will Surpass Our Human Interaction”. I believe that was because of the reasons you mention above 🙂

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 28, 2018

      A visionary scientist indeed! The way things are going, his prophecy seems to be ringing in true! Thanks Ben for sharing your thoughts 🙂

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  14. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder
    February 28, 2018

    It’s true that we depend a lot on our smartphones these days, for everything! I used to remember at least 20 landline numbers of relatives and friends, but now, I have to consult the phone even for my father’s number… :/

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  15. Dahlia
    February 28, 2018

    True but now I cannot imagine a world without…!

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  16. Kunal Thakore
    February 28, 2018

    How true and how nice, Radhika!

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  17. B.
    February 28, 2018

    We all were… and life without Google, smileys… ecards… was… life… now we have to struggle against its imitation…

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 28, 2018

      Absolutely B! We were so very contented with life in all it’s simplicity. Now it is hard to imagine life without Google baba 😕, just like fish out of water!

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      • B.
        February 28, 2018

        … not to mention having a good time without posting photos of (faked) happiness on Facebook and Instagram…

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      • radhikasreflection
        February 28, 2018

        So true. Read somewhere ,that earlier people would go mad if someone read their dairy. Now they go mad if people don’t like or comment on their social media posts and pics😁

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      • B.
        February 28, 2018

        Exactly!!!!

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  18. Shweta Suresh
    February 28, 2018

    So very true! I hate it when people mutilate the language by using short forms that bear absolutely no resemblance whatsoever to the actual word! Buzzing phones have turned us all into prisoners. That last paragraph is awesome. I love that play on the word “cell”. Nicely penned, my dear.

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    • radhikasreflection
      March 1, 2018

      Thank you so much Shweta. In fact I find it difficult to read the text in short forms. They just do a cold blooded murder of the language!

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      • Shweta Suresh
        March 11, 2018

        I know, right! I’m in total agreement. Short forms make me go crazy. Not only do they mutilate the language, the effort required to decipher them is too much!

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  19. Jayshree
    February 28, 2018

    Very true 🙂 you put that beautifully.

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  20. Megha's World
    February 28, 2018

    Absolutely true Radhika. We are so chained to the smartphones today. It true when they say” Phones are getting smarter and people are getting dumb”.

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  21. HemasSphere
    February 28, 2018

    Ha ha. Very true.

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  22. HemasSphere
    February 28, 2018

    Totally agree with it, Radhika.

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  23. Infinite Living
    February 28, 2018

    Very true, we are all in a way denying that we feel the same 🙂

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  24. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram
    February 28, 2018

    So truly said ma’am. Though it has some benefits, there’s also disadvantages in it. You had described reality beautifully in your own way as always.

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    • radhikasreflection
      March 1, 2018

      Many thanks Meenakshi. Addiction to it is the price we are paying for all it’s benefits!

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  25. kenza
    March 1, 2018

    You made me smile. I am one of those who leaves the phone at the bottom of my bag… and forgets to charge it! [smiles] Kenza.

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    • radhikasreflection
      March 1, 2018

      Haha! Refreshing to find a soul who is still disconnected with the phone. I am sure you must be finding a lot of more time to do the things you enjoy doing. It was wonderful to read your comment Kenza! Inspire others to wean off their phones😁👍

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  26. Gouri (Gourav Anand)
    March 1, 2018

    Totally agree with this thought !

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Mukhamani
    March 1, 2018

    Yes it must be terrible to be slaves of machines, and I feel those people do not even realize they have become addicts. Very well expressed.

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  28. Shiva Malekopmath
    March 1, 2018

    Your presentation of being smarter even now seems to have proved.
    Such beautiful facts you have revealed Radhika.
    But it seems inevitable.
    😇🙄
    Shiva

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  29. thewritewomanblog
    March 2, 2018

    Oh Yes!We have been slaved by the cell and surely these smart creations have rendered humans dumb.. or at least close to dumb.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      March 3, 2018

      Absolutely Pranitha. Simple arithmetic, recalling phone numbers all seem so daunting now!

      Like

  30. Sifar
    March 4, 2018

    So true! I hate mobile!!
    “making me a prisoner in its “cell”!” 😄👍
    Recently there was a news article on how children these days cant hold pencil properly due to excessive use of touchscreen!!! One of your lines is true in this context!!
    Reminds me of one of my initial blogging days post on the same topic.
    https://mybrokenwords.wordpress.com/2016/10/16/when-heads-were-held-high/

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    • radhikasreflection
      March 4, 2018

      Thanks so much. I too read about a child trying to zoom in a pic from a book thinking it to be a touch screen. It should be a wake up call to all!
      Will read your post too in a while!

      Liked by 1 person

  31. shivashishspeaks
    March 6, 2018

    Amusing read

    Liked by 1 person

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