An essay from school days
If I was a super hacker I would have already destroyed the internet!
But, I don’t hate the internet that much. Though I seriously would love if it had some limitations.
Some days back I was more than normal bored and lonely. So I got this app which let me chat with different people from all around the world of the interest I choose. All was fine I spent next 2 hours there, but the moment I kept my phone back all the loneliness crept back in. I sat there on my couch for 5 minutes when my dad noticed me. He immediately sent me down to play. And I returned home after 4 hours exhausted from playing. The next complete day I didn’t pick up the phone, instead played with my friends, real friends. And I swear on my ego that it was fun and the happiness I received couldn’t match anything else. Not even those two hours of chatting with some anonymous people. I learnt something that day. there might be pros and cons for the internet. And it could be possible that pros exceed but…the cons even if they are 1 or 2 they can’t be risked.
There is this exceedingly genius movie named Wall-E. In a nutshell, it shows how humans are addicted to technology that they have stopped walking altogether and has abandon the earth. In the end, they learn everything back. But what I learn from it is that the internet is taking us to the same path!
There is this argument I had with my friend about virtual gaming. According to him, it’s the same playing on game console and on ground. He says we don’t get hurt when we play at our home, we do sweat, and get tired too, even if we play in motion sensors we exercise too! Now there is a word for that kind of guys, you name them nerds! who will tell him that you can’t run like you do on the ground, you can’t train your immune system or your body if you don’t get hurt. But this is going on with all other kids as well, it makes the others like me who wanna play down, alone.
This a report from data collected from pew research centre…”Teenage girls use social media sites and platforms — particularly visually-oriented ones — for sharing more than their male counterparts do. For their part, boys are more likely than girls to own gaming consoles and play video games”.
“Aided by the convenience and constant access provided by mobile devices, especially smartphones, 92% of teens report going online daily — including 24% who say they go online “almost constantly, according to a new study from Pew Research Center. More than half (56%) of teens — defined in this report as those ages 13 to 17 — go online several times a day, and 12% report once-a-day use. Just 6% of teens report going online weekly, and 2% go online less often.”
If this is going to be the case how are we even going to do anything or even play? All we will have is fake friends on social networks. For the record I’m not against internet using, it is because the internet that I am conveying this to you. But what I want is a limitation, so that people like me aren’t left alone playing with none and spreading this message.