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Quicksand!

In response to Kat’s twittering tale#159, to write a tale in 280 characters or less on the given pic prompt.

Photo by Pexels at Pixabay.com

The initial few years of marriage was bliss for Ron and Uma. Slowly Ron got sucked into the virtual web, that he found it impossible to come out of it. Unable to continue a life with him, Uma filed for a divorce on the grounds that he had turned a “technoholic”!

Letter count :265

Do you agree….?

In today’s world, technology has made inroads into every household and is indispensable. While one can’t deny its myriad benefits, to use it wisely is something we need to learn. Like quicksand we are getting sucked into its web, ignoring a life beyond it. In many cases it is taking a toll on our social and personal life. Lets work towards keeping it a boon and before it turns into a bane!

 

 

46 comments on “Quicksand!

  1. Daya Bhat
    October 22, 2019

    Agree totally
    Whether legally people separate or not, technology has certainly crept in as the third angle in relationships. Many are almost there but hanging on.

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  2. myexpressionofthoughtsblog
    October 22, 2019

    I agree. I suppose it’s creating a huge gap in the relationships. With technology relationships are loosing their softness and closeness.

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  3. Annika Perry
    October 22, 2019

    I wholeheartedly agree, Radhika! What never fails to astonish me is the number of times my husband and I are out for dinner and at tables around the restaurant are couples, glued to their own phones, totally ignoring each other! Even whilst eating! A sad reflection of the state of the world and relationships as a whole!

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 23, 2019

      I have also observed this during one of our travels Annika. The place was so scenic and beautiful but instead of soaking in the nature’s beauty, people were glued to their phones. Sadly technology has taken over every aspect of our lives today diluting the essence of all relationships.

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      • Annika Perry
        October 23, 2019

        Radhika, what a beautiful phrase: ‘the essence of all relationships’ – even your comments are filled with poetry! I’ll remember this … and ensure to treasure that essence of relationships and friendships too.

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      • radhikasreflection
        October 23, 2019

        That is so kind of you to say, Annika. I believe if the essence is in tact, the flavour of the relationship will always remain strong!

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  4. Krishna
    October 22, 2019

    Beautifully expressed dear Radhika 😊❤

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  5. thelonelyauthorblog
    October 22, 2019

    This is very real. It is happening more and more each day. The obsession some people have for technology is unhealthy.

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  6. paeansunplugged
    October 22, 2019

    It is our addiction to technology that has become a bane of our lives. A very valid point, Radhika.

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 23, 2019

      Thanks Punam. I feel that from joint families, we moved to nuclear families and now thanks to technology, we will move towards island families comprising man and his phone😁

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  7. Very strong message delivered in your own way. Love the way you said, we have to keep it as boon.

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  8. Megala
    October 22, 2019

    Yes, it is difficult to come out of quicksand (or virtual world) unless we take extreme precautions & extraordinary efforts.

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 23, 2019

      Constant awareness on the time we spend on gadgets is required Megala. Else we get so engrossed with our phone that we hardly realise the time we spend with them.

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  9. Sunith
    October 22, 2019

    Nice post Radhika

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  10. Miriam Hurdle
    October 22, 2019

    Radhika, I know it is true in many cases. Even kids these days are trapped.

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  11. Narendra Nayak
    October 22, 2019

    I agree with you, R – there is a fine line separating necessity and addiction, you never know when you cross it. And if both partners are caught in the technoweb, it could be too late by the time that they are even aware that they have been sucked too far in. Yes, it is a tough ask in the current age and demands, but we need to step back and take a long, hard look at the bare necessities of life…

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 23, 2019

      That’s what I feel very strongly much to the chagrin of people around me. It’s very frustrating to be a witness to people’s addiction to their gadgets.

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  12. boundlessblessingsblog
    October 22, 2019

    Absolutely true and I agree totally with this lovely and true story of how technology has seeped into every homes and destroying the love that we all had for each other. Thanks, Radhika.

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  13. Indira
    October 22, 2019

    True…you are sucked into it!! Excellent, Radhika!

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  14. almeidadepaulo
    October 22, 2019

    Wonderful expressed Radhika!!!

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  15. iScriblr
    October 22, 2019

    Wow.. Brilliantly penned Radhika! Holds so true!

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  16. Kat Myrman
    October 22, 2019

    How true this is Radhika! For all the new ways we now have to connect us, we are growing more distant! Nice take on the photo!

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  17. Goin' the extra...aaamile
    October 23, 2019

    This was simply ‘Wow’

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  18. Infinite Living
    October 23, 2019

    Very relevant indeed – technology has both sides to it and it is our skill to navigate wisely.

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  19. Rupali
    October 23, 2019

    Wow, nice thought.
    A century ago wives would consider books/newspapers as their “soutan”.

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  20. Laureen
    October 24, 2019

    Zombies seem almost cute these days:) But a technoholic sounds scary.

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  22. Megha's World
    October 29, 2019

    Yes, this is so true. With this world getting more connected technically we are getting disconnected from each other. The best way is to set boundaries so that neither of them is affected. No screen time on the dinner table, family time sans screen, etc.

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