Friday, January 13, 2012

Are you spending Quality time with your dear Ones ? ! ? X ! ?



For Nature and for God all are equal – all of us have 24 hours a day [86400 seconds] – most sleep for close to 8 hours; close to 9 or 10 hours would be the Working time and another 2 hours spent towards travel from and to Workplace to Home.  That leaves 4 hours of time at least to do things closer to one’s heart.

In an age of communication, where some carry more than a mobile, people generally speaking are speaking.  Talking all the time – yet not taking calls, telling people that one would call back, but fail; lie that one is in a conference / meeting and et al.  what keeps people so busy ?

Read a newsitem today [in Daily Mail] that  One in four Britons speaks to their loved one for less than 10 minutes a day.  How much do you talk to your spouse and with your children ?  Are you spending some quality time at all ?
The news states of  Couples  suffering a 'conversation coma' where some speak to each other for less than 10 minutes a day - increasing workloads are blamed for the downturn in people talking to their loved ones.  The survey also revealed that four per cent of people completely ignore their partners and another one in four cannot remember the last time they sat down to dinner together. Interestingly, Two-thirds said they preferred spending time on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook in the evenings rather than sharing a home-cooked meal.

It is not only with partner, perhaps with known persons, with Society, with next door neighbour  - face to face talk is on the decrease.  Instead, communication is filtered through technology such as mobiles or emails which give the appearance of intimacy but are actually a barrier to real contact.  There are some who into texting [SMS] and posting messages on FB most time. 

In India, the position may not be any different.  Most say they get irked when their partner starts taking an official call or keeps texting or is on computer at home.

Where do you fit in, have you ever thought on this ?  Ponder over.

With regards – S. Sampathkumar

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