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Why god? Why??

The last year it was my computer that betrayed

For time and again it ruined its brand name;

So come May, 2018 brought a new expenditure

Safely increasing my light vollet’s temperature.

 

With grieving tears I bid it adieu

When one last time I shut it due;

For the technologically challenged me

Never likes to learn anything new.

 

And yet with all my might

I let my patronized hand by;

Forcing to come out of my loving comfort

Trying to suit myself with the new head with all the discomfort.

 

So, the Kindle was a little postponed

And I could not have been less joyed;

When in came 2019 with new promises

But oh, alas! I was hardly aware of what lay ominous.

 

I danced and pranced waiting for July,

Dreaming and planning which Kindle to try;

But 2019 broke my heart too early

For come January, I broke my smartphone curtly.

 

“You wanted to reduce your screen time,

Now you have no screen.”

Came back the mocking reply

To which I was not so very sly.

 

I pledge and vow to use and old buttoned phone

But how long is it going to last is widely known;

And so once again Kindle will be pushed down

Trying to fumble with a new gadget making myself a clown!

 

Don’t even let me begin on the specifications of a new phone

For there is nothing good like the one that I did own;

The ones that will have everything will surely be above my budget

And the ones that will comply to it will be merely like a puppet.

 

Why God? Why??

 

I know you are looking down on me

Scornfully saying- “I didn’t make that damned phone.”

And so I completely agree

But why did we ever let it become like meat and potatoes.

 

With that grieving sigh

I shut down my phone;

Resolving tight

To go back to that buttoned phone.

 

But wait, I forget

Because it is the 4G age;

And my old phone

Has so far considerably aged.

 

So what do I do now?

Carry my laptop around?

Oh, I know, I will succumb!

But which new gadget I should let me run?

 

With time I will eventually find

Something between a budget and a puppet;

And then I shall see how long it takes me to try

Before even that one goes down the bucket.

 

Though in time wonders do strike

How far materialism could hike;

A simple gadget troubles me so

That its going away makes me low.

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Going Offline!

I am not much of a technology person, and when I say so I literally mean that. You can call me technologically challenged too, but when time comes I do battle with all the advances that our technology has made and feel like I don’t know anything at all. All the same, I somehow manage to get my things done. I am pretty sure there are many people like me, who would rather let things be easy without the technology hassle.

But while technology has given us so many ways to make life easier for us, it has also given us 100 different ways of entertainment, not to forget innumerable sites and pages for social interaction, which finally brings me to my todays thoughts, which more or less bounce around the time that we waste/socialize in there. It might come out like I call socializing as a waste of time (and believe me if I could say so, I would.) but I am not saying so, but this has indeed and very sadly messed up with our minds and the way how we live our life.

And thinking over this I have been very determinedly trying to reduce my time wasted, glued to my phone. Nah-ah, it wasn’t my new years resolution which I am going to be trying for a couple of months and then leave it, rather I have been doing it for a few months now, and gradually I have reduced the time from a few shocking hours to a minimal time of 49 minutes a day, which mostly involved work related calls and texts, and also, very little time chatting over friends, not to forget a little bit of online reading.

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I have reduced my Facebook- Instagram- Twitter and any other socializing app, time to bare minimum, and only once a week. I was never much of a person who would fret over likes, comments on a post, but even then these apps have had an impact on me. And truthfully, without them it is, so, so peaceful! Even before though, I wouldn’t post anything there often, neither would I give them more than half an hour to them each day. But of course even this seemed more to me and hence the decision.

And believe me, it is so much more relaxing without all of them on my phone. Honestly, I feel that they give us a wrong and misguided direction in following how we ought to live our lives, how many friends we need to have, how much flawless we need to be, and even significantly to give importance to the fact that what others think of us.

 

I am not saying that social media is wrong; I am simply saying it was being unhealthy for me recently, and thus the effort. I must say- so far, so good 😉