How amazing were the days when one photograph brought to life a thousand memories. And now, a thousand pictures fail to satisfy the desire to reminisce a journey. All one does these days, is click pictures all the time, whilst merriment goes down the drain.
Living in a world of instant gratification, I see people all around busy on their smartphones, while life passes by them. A thousand justifications might crop up, some reasoning that they are not wasting their time, but only interacting with people in their life. Now, it is absurd how only a small portion of this interaction is spent in learning about the other person’s life. The truth is, more often than not, you just need someone to make you feel important, to prove your existence in this world, to you. And this doesn’t end here. Millions of photos clicked every now and then, their ultimate motive being, finding a place in your timeline or your WhatsApp displays. Why is it imperative to attain the approval of everyone in order to feel beautiful? I wonder if anything less than a hundred likes would hamper your good night’s sleep.
I miss the times when pictures were essentially doses of joy; when the world enjoyed seeing itself in its raw, real, pure form; when a smile or a frown was all that mattered, and not the thought of how unrealistically beautiful you could look; when pictures solely brought back wonderful memories without the freaking thought ‘Ah! I look fat. A crop here, an edit there’ creeping up your mind; when all you cared about were the candid moments and not the thumbs ups. Well, I hope there’s hope. I hope the world lands back on Earth.
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