Saturday, November 26, 2016

What would the world be like if there were no rules?

Pretend you woke up one day and there was no rules. People could suddenly do whatever they wanted!

There is only one word to explain it: Chaos. Complete and utter chaos. First thought would be ‘freedom’. But think carefully. In our daily life, we unknowingly abide by a set of rules and regulations for a safe and healthy living. 

Imagine, you wake up happy, thinking ‘let’s forget the rules and enjoy’. But when you step outside, you see, an underage kid lying drunk on the road, people who don’t know how to drive are driving and crashing into other vehicles, a man with a gun on a killing spree, a group of teens dancing on exceptionally loud music, a few others locked in a wrestling match. The one who gets in the middle to sort out things ends up dead. People are doing whatever they want to, and you rush back to your house, lock yourself inside, wishing it was all a dream. 

There will be no use of the government, police force, laws, etc. Whoever has more power and money will have an upper hand. People will cross international borders. Crime will be at its peak. We will see the true face of every individual. The one with inner evil intentions will be exposed. Only the one with a good heart will not be a part of this bizarre situation. The relationships which are real will remain unaffected. 

The fear of consequences is what keeps us in check. No fear, means no one will think before acting. There will be no law to protect the innocent, and no one to judge the guilty. The world will not be a place fit for living. 

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Influence of Online Social Networks on our Youth

The online social network has provided us with an amazing opportunity to stay connected with the world. One can say, the impossible is now possible. We can talk, share pictures, ideas, etc. with someone sitting in another part of the world in less than a second. Interaction with celebrities and leaders is now just a click away. That’s pretty amazing. But all of this also comes with a side effect. This virtual world created for the youth has become an integral part of their life. They are so engrossed that they hardly remember how to socialize in reality. 

The social media has also given us a platform to speak our mind. We can tweet, blog, comment our opinions and share it with the world. This has helped us convey our ideas on the internet which was not possible before. But, the youth tends to get carried away while expressing their views. We forget that on the other end of the screen there is a real person sitting who may not like your outspoken nature. Nowadays, with the easily accessible internet and social media applications available on our smartphones, the harassment cases have also increased. As a result, cyber-crime cases have grown to an alarming number.

It is said, ‘Excess of everything is bad.’ We use these online services every day in our lives. But the addiction of social media has had a serious impact on us. The youth is lost in the number of status updates and tweets. They judge each other on the basis of their online popularity. For example, number of likes and comments on a profile picture, followers on twitter, etc.

The world of cyber space benefits us in numerous ways. But it is our duty to understand the limit in which this platform is to be used.  

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