Singularity of Life
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“Don’t you dare touch the phone!”, “Leave the phone at once and study! Your exams are nearing.”, “All day and night, your eyes remain glued to the phone. If I see you holding it for a second more, you will be thrown out of the house!”
These were the phrases that constituted a great part of our (we kids’) daily lives at least until last year. Today, even as I write, I have a laptop in front of me connecting me virtually with my academic family and a phone beside me keeping me company. If somebody had told me, a few months ago, that this drastic change would occur, I would have laughed in their faces. But alas, we had all forgotten that life was indeed unique and unprecedented.
The havoc that this pandemic wreaked in our lives has taught us the meaning of life, which we had perhaps forgotten on our journey to possess materialistic things.
The same ‘we’ who did not want to stay one extra minute in school, would today give anything for a minute in school. Technology, once the most condemned thing has risen like a beacon of hope in the dark wretched storm that has engulfed the world. It has kept us bound together, taught us a multitude of things, made sure our education is on track, all in all given us the much needed calm and stability in these turbulent times.
Cell phones today, make the basis of our education system and hats off to our teachers for making our learning journey such a fun ride. They have become a significant and irreplaceable part in our academic worlds. From a ‘want’, today they are a necessity for every budding student. In the current situation of schools being shut, they are our only means to mitigate the pedagogical losses.
Overall, cell phones have become salt in our scholastic delicacies.
Life without technology is unimaginable in contemporary times but these cold, hard, clinical and sophisticated devices can never replace the warm love and affection that pours forth in cascades from every action and the very body of a teacher, that, which makes everything seem a thousand times special. Hopefully, there will come a time when I will again be able to see the guardians of my soul physically at the place where I fell and learnt to get up….
More than anything, I hope there will come a time when I will be able to crush my friends in a huge bear hug and soothe my ears with their laughter!!!!!