The man is a social animal. We are all living in society it may be a village, town, or metro city. We are interdependent on one another. The present generation is blessed with maximum comforts, conveniences, technological gadgets, and appliances. There are so many devices like telephone, mobile, WhatsApp, Facebook to keep people in touch, like never before. If you happen to ask the man on the street some questions about his neighbors like name, profession, contact number, you are in for a disappointment, because very few would have the answers. Look at the people moving in common areas of housing societies or sharing lifts. Either they have plugged in the headphones or moving their fingers on the touch screen, or just lost in their thoughts. They neither know the people moving around them nor are interested to know them.In spite of living in the same complex, they are behaving like strangers. Most people identify their neighbors as ‘Punjabis’,’Madrasis’ etc. This is not what community living was supposed to be.
About fifty years back life was not so comfortable. There were not so many gadgets, conveniences or technological advancements. But human values and social values were intact. People not only knew their neighbors but also the people living in the vicinity and that too without the advent of WhatsApp, Facebook or even the humble telephone. They had concern for them and stood by them in times of need. They were together in times of celebrations and calamities. They solved their problems by discussing and using their collective wisdom, without seeking the help of the all-pervading Google.
Let’s go through some case studies to realize the gravity of the problem.
There are many reasons for this growing sense of isolation in society. Let’s look into some of the factors which are responsible for this social malice.
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I am Jaspinder Brar but people call me #Jas#Brar# and I live near Heathrow airport in London. Since 2014,I have written practical articles and newsletters about life, social skills, self-confidence, Mindfulness, live your dream and becoming happier. I am also the author of 2 courses and guides, on life coaching. I have guided many people to the right path in life. I'm a life coach. ..I change lives....I motivate people. .....I am a teacher public speaker and a Dad !!
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