Savvy Raj

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There was a time


There was a time when the day started with a greeting at the light of dawn
Now it all starts with the light of mobile screen

There was a time when travellers used to chat with one another.
Now traveling is to update status and post photos.

There was a time when writing meant using a pen and paper.
Now all it mean, is clicking of buttons on a keyboard.

There was a time, when postman were eagerly awaited.
Now that is all a thing of the past.

There was a time when movies were a family affair.
Now Netflix on phone makes everyone watch on their own.

There was a time when children learned from parents.
Now it is children who teach it all to their parents.

There was a time when holidays at home meant board games & conversations
Now all the catching up is on What app and Facebook.

There was a time when life had time to catch up with one another.
Now life runs after time to catch up with time.

With the advent of times,
The sense of family is fast disappearing.
Each lives for themselves and prefers their own company.

Each spends and cares more for their gadgets than people around them.
With the apathy and indifference that abounds,
The Social recluses we are all becoming confounds.

Such is the time we live in today…
Wonder what future we have, to reckon with?


Author: Savvy Raj

Dance Educator, Writer, Artist, Designer, Wellness Mentor & Consultant

11 thoughts on “There was a time

  1. A poignant post. I’m going to share โค

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  2. Reblogged this on Not Tomatoes and commented:
    Savvy looks at the stark reality of our current times and what it might mean for our humanity:

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  3. I believe a good number of people get “hooked” on it or need it for a number of reasons… and then there is also the “social pressure”.. I have a neighbor who is 92 years old and he cannot live without a car… he doesn’t drive it, for him it is a symbol of being independent… ๐Ÿ™‚ I use technology (not all of it) but I am not chained to it… ๐Ÿ™‚

    โ€œI was going to post something on Facebook until I asked myself why.โ€ David E. Love

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    • There is no denying that technology is useful and sometimes keeps you engaged with easy tools to express and share more of yourself to the world. But fine balance is not easy on it… especially when it is super convenient to do majority of work online.
      The trick to balance is in moderation, which is not easy to sustain, without steel will and focus as well as switching off from virtual to switch on to real time and finding things to do in real world.
      I appreciate your taking time to read and share your views on this modern predicament as well as the very relevant quote.

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      • If you read the fine print on your birth certificate, you will see that no one said life, and making decisions, was going to be easy… ๐Ÿ™‚ what ever works for you is what matters… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. I so miss those times. I believe people were more in touch with their surroundings, and communications meant so much more. We still used typewriters to communicate when we were not writing by hand, and children were taught script writing. And even using the phones was a skill. Yes, things were slower, but what have we accomplished by being able to communicate so quickly and with so few words or any words at all, but rather just letters? I bet every generation has said that about something or other that came along in their lifetimes.

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    • Yes indeed! Agree so wholeheartedly with your reflections here. Every generation may be sensing it all…the magic of yesterday moves on and creates room for the birth of the new tommorow but we can’t help reminisce over the simple joys of life that passes us by! We may perhaps learn to adapt to the new to blend in with the times but evergreen are the beautiful memories of times bygone.

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