The wake of dawn with sunrise, the blanket of dewdrops on leaves, the melodious chirping sounds of birds, the rustling sound of trees dancing to the tender breeze, and later the annoying reverberation of horns honking voraciously from vehicles. This is the fittest description of a morning in a city. As weird as it sounds, it is more than just the truth. It is a reality; something that we as humans invariably face each day for everything that happens around us. We see, feel and react to such situations as per biological actions — the result of a conscious human mind. Even right now, as of this moment, you’re reading this, which is also a human experience. But why is it important? What is so influential about it that we differentiate it from general abstract experiences such as time, senses, bond, emotions, etcetera?
A number of views have been put forth by many on the standpoint of what human experience is, or rather on the philosophical angle of interactions and reciprocity by people. A student would define it differently whereas a grown-up would compare it with something similar before expressing his actual views. This difference is also another encounter with respect to the human experience. Its importance is, by all means, irreplaceable by any other artificial made-to-experience gizmo. After all, how could a hug of a father and daughter be replaced by a high-definition video call just so to see each others’ smiles! That is how evolution has tamed us to be — an addict to technology. For a fact, it is absolutely true that it makes life so much easier. But the addiction factor has dug out a huge gap between the person-to-person live experience and person-to-machine stress. Many think that virtual-world is the best means to escape reality and that it’s too modish to tag such a state as “introverts”, which is such a pity.
Human experience provides a huge satisfaction of intuiting the element of surprise. Unlike machines, people do not work in a programmed manner nor react insensitively on intention. It must always be real-world over the virtual, and not at an equal or a higher preference of latter over the former one. The situation in the current living world is so negligent that an 8-year old comes up with the word “stress” which is completely due to the influence of digital technology. On the other hand, when the mother has to cook or work, she hands over the device to her child in order to keep her at a distance from all the fuss. According to the child, that gizmo is the most important thing in the world at that moment, that he wouldn’t care or be aware of the surroundings. Right from that age, he/she is being cut out from reality, not physically seeing other kids nor playing with them, or even if they do so, they are not able to show the freeness. There’s an air of awkwardness. Any child would always fancy new and better things than the ones he/she already has. That child with the smartphone in hand would give it away only if he/she fancies something better than the gadget. Such a pathetic state of bad influence on the child is best replaced by real human experience — the feeling of love. It is highly essential and conditional parent must entertain the child with something real, and something harmless. Only then will he/she understand reality and start living in it as well.
The temporary pleasures of virtuality tend to over weigh reality, which results in decreased human interaction and exposure. Virtuality is intertwined with reality, and parallelly, the reality faces virtuality but doesn’t become a part of it. We are aware that reality is chiefly a disappointing factor. It proves to be unfair, shady, filled with greed, which in modern terms is replaced by the noun competition. Competition in education, competition in corporate, competition in politics, and many more. In spite of all the discouragement that reality yields us, it is where we experience birth, growth and death, physically, emotionally and psychically. For all these real-world activities that happen by forces of nature and human activities, virtual-world is just a small part, and it is not a phase of life nor life itself as some of them feel. Besides, the virtual world shows us everything in the most untruthful ways possible, creating a “make-believe” psychology in our minds. This paves way for requirements from others than giving away to others. Propping up different forms of ego and pessimism gives a huge chance of cosmos imbalance, that later comes down in forms of calamities. Many wouldn’t accept this philosophy as a human experience, but it is the reality, yet again. Positive thoughts accumulate to give prosperity and negative thoughts accumulate to provide destruction. Living a real human-human balanced life is essential to maintain harmony.
On the contrary, there are some influencers these days who hack their way into creating a false personality in the virtual world by portraying forced positivity. Showcasing something but feeling something else would never prove it real. Again, real vs. fake. These people have their views shrouded by their own feelings in a way that they fall into a state of being unable to express it, hence they tend to fake it. The human experience becomes a whole only when people stay together as a whole. That’s when it allows people to refine the interfaces of interaction, commitment and experience unanimity. But this shouldn’t be done by force either. It is the very nature of some people to find it difficult to mingle or get along. Once they do, they’re completely a whole other person. Until they experience that, their territory of emotions ought to be marked only by themselves. This also highlights the importance of human experience that they search for the right match. Being an engineer, the student might feel inclined towards baseball or dancing. But the courage to come out and showcase that, develop and excel in it is something that is missing in more than the majority of people. The ones with courage will have to face elder cousin, elder sibling, the father and the uncle, who would all be auditors, But he/she loves cooking. This would impose pressure upon him as to not take up cooking as his career and to choose CA instead. Influences created by family, society and the stereotypes always stand in the way of passion and career. Such people need someone to discuss their similar interests with and grow together. The human experience ideology to provide real-time confrontation with new people helps to build a good rapport among them.
Other than human vs. machine psychology, human-to-human components are very much imperative. The way of expressing compassion, sympathy, selflessness, love and empathy counts so much to others. Helping the needy, being kind to every next person we meet each day, neglecting anger, being empathic to nature and respecting everything and everyone around makes one a better person. It is like a fruit salad. Every fruit tastes differently, but almost all are sweet. In the end, they all have one goal — to satisfy hunger and to provide with the necessary nutrients. Human experience also follows the same motive. Every person is different based on the way they are, but all are similar having skin, blood, two eyes to see, a mouth to talk and 6 senses to perceive. In the end, the only goal is to satisfy basic motives and to live in peace. Despite having such beautiful similarities, there are still so many ego clashes, wars being waged, belongings being burgled and being cheated, etcetera. Such are unnecessary experiences that we’re forced to meet every day.
In a completely different genre, human experience facts also include creativity, logical reasoning, awareness, rational thought and many more. Being unique in the work we do flows through us through creativity. It’s a cognitive process that allows one to think out of the box and to stand out among the amateurs. Logical reasoning enables a person to justify based on what is lethal and necessary rather than being self-involved and acting selfishly. It also denotes the section that we all attend or once attended in aptitude tests, but in real life, the former is implemented practically. Being proactive is also very important when it comes to “survival of the fittest and the wittiest”. Awareness about the surroundings, current happenings, worldly updates and stuff are the ones that serve as handy support anywhere. Finally, a few words on the rational thought process — it is something that enables every person to be reasonable in what is to be done and what has to be done, opposing any impulsive action.
To conclude in a nutshell, “All human experience is one hundred percent self-created”. It is up to every person to decide whether to make it a pleasing and a happy one or to ruin and disrupt the whole thing. Even if something negative approaches, it is still in the hands of every human to convert it. And finally, Being real in reality is apt, rather than trying to adopt virtuality in it. As all the vehicle sounds start to fade away at dusk, there comes peace of night time where serenity is the only thing that prevails under the diminishing city lights.