I was just sitting on a lounge sofa with a cup of tea in hand, thinking how my life would be without internet?
To start with, I really can’t think about it! I mean SERIOUSLY, NO INTERNET!
The life would definitely be unpredictable and of course boring. Still at the time I was thinking, my cell phone was in my hand and laptop was kept on the table on the other side of sofa. That means our lives are 24-hour connected via internet with people living in different countries around the world. Well, there are people who have grown up without dependence on internet and live a happy, satisfying life without disturbance of face book notifications, red light alarming low battery and overloaded inbox of emails. As I talk about the interruptions from facebook,I have to remind you candy crush notifications. LOL!
Importantly, I would miss GOOGLE for sure, as it is an instant help to all of us and an important source of information just at a distance of one click. There would be no facebook, twitter, instagram notifications which pop up at my phone screen. Oh I will be without my android too. No no NO! And Iphone users, without their Iphone! The time would be without handy technologies too.
There would be no blog with my name, no followers to interact and no forum for sharing my talks with my readers. My thoughts would have been buried somewhere, my stories be faded away and my approach to meet new friends from all over the world would have been flown away. There would be no excitement for uploading a post, and to see how many likes you get. How can I forget to write about facebook and watsapp profile pictures? Profile pictures and selfie craziness will be nowhere. There would be no SNAPCHAT stories of our favorites, we would have been only dreaming to gather any latest news from television or newspapers about lifestyles of celebs. The television will expand its inventive significance and books will be regaining their readers in libraries.
Turning to the other side, we will be having more face to face interactions; there will be no distractions in family dinners/lunch. My mom won’t be complaining about excessive use of smart phone. The absence of internet will ultimately urge to value the presence of books, magazine and other printed versions. Children will be spending more time on physical activities and gaming other than social media, ipad and other handy technologies. Friends will prefer gathering rather than a chat on watsapp group. We will arrange gatherings to look at photo albums, to share moments and enjoy conversations instead of getting likes, comments on facebook and other social sites.
It was just a plain imagination of my mind, although internet is now a basic connectivity of our daily lives.
The clock already timed 9:00 a.m and I had missed half of the batting by Pakistan. Like all other Pakistanis, I just took a cup of tea with half of my mind sleeping but eyes widely opened, quickly switched on television screen and sat on sofa comfortably to enjoy Pak vs SA ICC cricket World Cup 2015. In the meanwhile, my dad came to me and asked to pack bags we are leaving for Hyderabad today. My expressions were surprising and I replied with a low tone, Today? What I heard in return was, we will be leaving Karachi in an hour.
Constantly trying fm radio to be fixed out but it distorted badly then my sister, my cousin and I put earphones on and maintain our focus on fm 103 which was doing live commentary about match as it was the only medium which was our exclusive need. We were on national highway moving toward Hyderabad. The weather was little cloudy with splashes of cold wind hitting our faces through car window. The scenery was immensely beautiful.
The cricket match started becoming too interesting, so as our moods. The wickets lined up to fall against Pakistani bowling and we were cheering louder and louder as the wicket goes down. In between, we lost radio signals several times but I was receiving sms, watsapp updates and excitement survived. We stopped for tea at Ali Baba restaurant, which is beside CNG station. Ear phones still on, louder shout and distracting radio signals, cricket was going outstanding and Pakistan won against South Africa.
As I looked out of the window, we were entering Hyderabad city and the weather was bit warm there. I mean it was hot, summers are almost here. Our hungry stomachs were craving for food and we rested at KFC. I tasted Rice and Spice while others took burgers. As we came out of KFC, I noticed a Chai wala(tea maker) was making tea and a group of young boys were gathered around him. And AB De Villiers of South Africa was the point of discussion among them as he stayed long on pitch at Eden Park, Auckland in the match against Pakistan and it was again about cricket. OH yes, South African players are being famous in the streets of Hyderabad too.
I always think how different any conversation would be ?
Every talk got to have some reasoning like to inform and get informed, to order and to be ordered, to listen and to be listened, to teach and to be taught. Reasons are too many. I always try to make conversations with random people to perceive their thoughts, attitudes, perspectives and nature of living. It makes me happy from inside. It will make you happy too.
Let me tell you how can you make an interesting and happy conversation. First of all, you don’t need to have any particular typical topic to get started. One should have it in mind that YOU WANT TO HAVE A HAPPY CONVERSATION and that’s it ! when we talk about happy conversation, it explains you will talk in interest of other person, you will make him/her comfortable with you. An important factor in any communication is mutual understanding and this should never ever be ignored. Be simple, Be honest, do not be personal, maintain respect, wear a smile on your face and enjoy the conversation. Do remember the words in capital letters.
At times, moments of laughter and giggling starts unconditionally and boosts up a conversation. These talks are ever cheerful, joyous and pleasant. Do not miss a chance to have a happy conversation. It brights your day, enlightens your soul and make you feel better then ever. Small conversations are way affecting and inspiring. If you have someone you are not in touch, make a call and do a conversation that makes you happy and your friend the happiest. Trust me, you will feel awesome.
Happiness is having a happy conversation.