This year is going to be good, my focus will be on rewiring my brain and doing things for the satisfaction of my soul..
Purpose of this Post – Awareness about how unlimited choices is impacting us.
Outcome of this Post – Being mindful of little happiness of Life.
Back Story Old Days:
You must have heard this in your life someone saying…he is in his own world…You are in your own world…
Why do you think people say that?
How thinking about this can change your life.
I will tell you how…
I was born in 1981 in a lower middle-class family, while I was growing up there was no mobile phones, not everyone had a television, only people who can afford can have a landline phone. I grew with gadgets like Atari for playing games which I use to hire, had Sony Walkman for music that’s it.
You meet with your friends on a pre-decided time at a pre-decided place and everyone shows up on time. You visit your friends home and it was just normal.
If you want to talk to your relatives over distance or another country, you go to a place where out of station calls can be made and you are charges on per minute basis. I remember standing in queue for hours because there were very few phones and so many people had to call their relatives.
If you want to send a message to your relative, you have to use letter and send it through a Post Office, that letter will reach your relative in days or months…but when you would receive any letter it was just magic reading.
Fast Forward to today….
We have so many gadgets and technology has evolved and made people closer.
You have Smart television for entertainment and its become so affordable for everyone.
There are smartphones for everyone so that even games can be played on those.
There is email and wats app for communication, so you don’t have to wait.
You can just pick up a phone and call anyone across any county to talk without any charges.
Impact on our Lives:
What we have lost…
The magical feeling when you received a letter from someone.
Meeting your friends and socializing as now people are always engaged on their mobile phone.
Persistence & Patience which was so natural to you because there was no means back then.
These are the reasons you hear more often people saying “Are you in a different word”.
You are all the time on phone and the apps like Tik Tok is not helping but doing the worst of reducing our attention span, you lose focus as its so easy to maneuver the app and stop only on the videos you like, this is having adverse impact on the millennials who have not seen the period which I spoke about.
In middle of all this noise around the world you have isolated yourself and closed all the doors of being a social animal which has a negative impact on your relations with people. And there are so many negative impacts due to so much of information around. Unfortunately, kids today are going through this.
Morale of this Story:
Now its on all of us to be mindful of this fact and raise our kids where you are able to have a meaningful relation and bond with them.
Today i would like to share something about my co-worker Liyakat Ali Balbale [ Maintainence Manager & A Skilled Carpenter & also an AC Technician ]
I have a habit of Downloading Movies from the net on a daily basis, so couple of days back I happen to tell my friends in the office where even Liyakat was present that my laptop is getting too hot due to excessive downloads .He heard it & made one beautiful & most of all a practical table which solved my problem, without even telling me ,he inserted a fan which sucked the hottness & releases in the air which you can see in the above image. He did this out of love & respect for me without expecting anything in return.
The point here ,I would like to bring out is ,this small gesture was a good deed from him to me.
If I told him,he would have made it anyways like i tell him to do some things & he do it. He did this on is own without me knowing it, this may not be a big deal for him but this gesture will stay in my mind for a lifetime ,whenever the topic of laptop will arise in the future wherever i am ,i will always remember him for that small gesture. From his point of view ,he did not do anything amazing ,he may not even remember this instance in future but i will remember it.
Customer Service Point: My point was how many of the salespeople are doing such a good deed to a customer so that the customer will remember you for a lifetime & he will comeback to do business with you every time he wants to buy something which you are selling. If you generate this kind of clients ,it will rocket your business like anything , you don’t have to spend a bomb for advertising as this customers will do mouth publicity & the power of mouth publicity is huge which you cant even imagine as to generate new clients you need advertising costs which will be saved.
Today I was talking to my very close friend Radha Krishan Kurup, he is married with a kid .he may be married guy but is a teenager at heart.
He was just telling me his schedule for the day ,like what he was doing & all ,he told me something that I could not help but had to go back in my old memories when I was in school, he was telling me about her daughters first day in school after 2 months summer vacation.
All over my country school reopens on the 13th June after 2 months of summer vacations.
On my first day as all my friends , I would be sad as the vacations were over, the fun was over ,and again the teachers torture was about to start it was the worst day of the student ,but after couple of days it was fun, as even going to school was fun.
I would like to remember the names involved in my school times like my teachers & mates.
My School. – Lokmanya Vidhya Mandir, Mahim ,Mumbai ,India.
I would like to remember my School teachers first as whatever i am due to them.
Please forgive me if I miss anyone’s name.
I can still feel the morning of my school time, like my mom use to wake me up at 6am, and with half eyes open I use to go in the bathroom for brushing my teeth and wash my face and have a glass of hot Boost with Milk, then use to get ready. I don’t remember how was i as a kid going to school, my mom use to say, i was nice and very quiet to go for school, never made any noise.
The obsession for chocolates and ice cream was awesome, how you use to be self-centered when it came to chocolates,i use to love chocolates very much and never liked anyone asking from me.
In school i became very naughty from std 5 when my friendship started with Pratik,Ranjith and Tarvinder ,we use to call him sardar. in our group we considered ourself senior than anyone else even with our seniors ,the reason is we were not individuals anymore we were a group,use to do everything together that is the reason everyone were scared of us, as a group we started smoking together very early in life when I was just 12 years old in my 6th std, now I really can’t believe that i started smoking as a 12 year old which continued in 2 years i was a chain smoker smoking 2 packets per day , but leave aside those vices i never took studies for granted i was always good in studies,i use to just study 1 month before exams and pass with good marks.
Now i don’t smoke and drink,its been 3 years i left everything, i never regret that i started the vices in such young age because now i see my friend wasting lots of time in smoking and drinking [ this is not for my friends in mumbai] and i utilize this time in self development like reading books and writing blogs ,and i have more energy to do jobs, I can continue working for 18 hrs without feeling fatigued, unless ofcoure i am doing something which i love.
When you were a kid everything was so new and fresh like the smell of wet sand during first day of rain, the smell of books, the smell of plastic schoolbag, the days when you use to get wet and sit on the school bench drying yourselves under the fan.
I wish those innocent school days should come back and i can relieve altogether.
Your innocent anger ,your jealousy you getting intimidated by school teachers all those days should come back.
I remember as i use to study only during the exams and use to copy from chits on which answers were written.
I miss all.
How infinite choice is creating huge demand.
I was born in 1981, i still remember the little pleasures of life like waiting for a T.V serial like Mahabharat or Ramayan on a Sunday, Going to the cinema halls to watch movies which use to change every friday and with shows like matinee – 12am, 1st show – 3 to 6pm, 2nd show – 6 to 9pm, and night show 9 to 12 pm, these were the only show timings in all the theaters ,it was very easy to know which movie is getting screened in which theater,you just take any newspaper and see which movie is where and can plan your timing ,it was also fun standing in the long queues for the tickets, era of postman which is completely vanished now ,i still remember how we use to wait for the postman to bring letters from our village and use to ask him if there is any letter for us.era of trunkcalls where we use to go in the std booths for making budgeted calls to our village,
Contrast to those days now , its a complete domination of world wide web.
You get everything in there, you want to see tv serials you get to choose from innumerable sites or you can download it and watch it later, you need movies – there are lot of free sites available where you can download dvd clarity movies.
I miss those uniformed postman very much , emails have changed the way messages are sent, mobile phones are so cheap you can call anywhere anytime without thinking any budget.
The world wide web has made the world become smaller and closer place.
This new era has created unlimited demand with unlimited choice to customers.
Earlier there were huge no of customers buying single items ,number of transactions buying single or one items were huge like the movies in cinemas use to run for 25 to 100 weeks which we use to call silver or golden jubliee as compared to now where the average movie run only for 6 to 10 weeks. The economy was huge even then and it is huge even now,only difference is that per ticket transaction was much cheaper then and it is expensive now. Everything is become expensive now as everyone wants to cover their costs, its only fair.
I feel blessed that i was born at the right time as i have seen the era before the www and this era. in old times you could enjoy the little pleasures which doesnt happen now ,now the life is become more stressful ,more complicated like you never know now which movie is running in which theater on which time,like earlier you use to go with the normal timimgs in the theater like 12 to 6 to 9 to 12.
I forgot to mention the days when all my friends in my area use to come out on the road on every sunday for playing cricket,it was like a tradition to play cricket. But now noone is interested in playing cricket as people are busy in earning money.Nowadays as there is so much choice available to us on the internet its difficult to choose what you want.
I am lucky to have seen those days.