Young people are virtually connected with so many people but those who are physically present in front of them are royally ignored
Family is a joint social enterprise, wherein members are socially, psychologically, economically and morally integrated. Each family tend to be small or large. Every member is depending on the others for social, psychological, economical and moral well being. To be intact in the time of happiness and despair is what strengthens the very basis of family.
Spending and sharing time with one another strengthens and nourishes the cohesiveness of the family. The parents who tend to be older in age than their children made all their efforts for economic, social and psychological well being of their children.
The children when grow up look for their parents well being. This symbiotic relationship between the parents and children is not exclusively based on any particular parameter say for example on economic, religious, psychological or moral parameter but instead is based on an amalgam of all these.
Some years before only, we were witnessing that this joint shared platform (family) was acting as a stress buster, consoler, mediator, organiser and uplifter etc for every individual member. The parents were sharing their apprehensions and threats with their children, who was attentively and cautiously listening all those apprehensions of their parents. The children not only were listening but were endorsing the possible solutions needed against such apprehensions or threats. The children on the other hand were discussing the day long boredom and future aspirations they were aspiring for.
It was a complete oasis of life wherein theoretical and practical orientation was provided to young lads of family. But, due to the excessive use of internet, the physical and emotional cohesiveness of family members have been eroded very significantly. The young people of today are virtually connected with so many people but those who are physically present in front of them are royally ignored by them.
The young minds of today are so pre occupied with this virtual world, that they are putting both their health and wealth at stake. The younger members of the family today prefer to stay alone and isolated. They want their virtual connectivity not to be interrupted.
The virtual transformation has secluded every member of the family. The young Kashmiris are so obsessed with excessive usage of internet, that they can live without food and water but not without internet.
No doubt internet is one among the fundamental rights in many developed countries, considering its immense need in day to day living. It is as important as air and water now a days but the excessive usage of the internet is ruining the basic ethos of family which is togetherness.
The recent internet gag has proved that life can be lived without internet but it doesn’t mean I’m justifying this gag or I’m saying we should shun the internet. No not at all, what my point of view is that there is need to fix the hours of usage. There is need to fix the usage on the basis of “when, where and how to use”.
The young people should be aware of this thing that their family needs their physical, economic, moral and psychological support and attention. They need to talk to their parents, know their medical and emotional health. They need to explore, that, don’t their parents are feeling so alienated, and secluded that within their home, they feel like they are within an “Old Age Home”.