“Google it” should become the new watchword of the 21st century. Nowadays, if you want to know anything under the sun, you google it! If you want to know the meaning of a word, rather than opening a dictionary, you google it. Many of you would argue that the main concern is to find out the meaning, regardless of its source. But think of it, when you open up a dictionary, you will get to know about other words too. They may be some words related to the one you were looking for, or they may be the ones which you accidentally chance upon.
No doubt, searching something on the net increases your knowledge over a particular thing. But, at the same time, it robs you of your ability to think squarely. You are actually not using your own brain. You are just googling it. (Okay, I know there are other search engines like Yahoo and Bing too). An emoticon can never replace your real emotions; it is as simple as that! No, you shouldn’t stop searching something on the net, but go for the other alternatives, whenever possible. (Looking for a word in a dictionary, can be a good example). Likewise, you could ask about something from your friend, or can have a healthy group discussion about that. This could be a great idea of sharing knowledge and thereby increasing or testing it. Unfortunately, here you are holding your phone and wondering why your friend didn’t text you, inspite of being online.
This obsession with the-tech-savvy-cool-dude tag is costing you your brain, your ability to think, your ability to converse over a topic. You’ve ceased to notice your surroundings, the beautiful scenario because you’re too busy listening to some stupid rock song on full volume through your headphones. Look, how crippled you have become, how vulnerable, in the entanglement of your headphones! As if, that was the best way to reduce noise pollution! In short, you’ve ceased to live. You’re just existing. All this can’t be categorised into pure good or pure bad. It’s just sad ~ Man’s estrangement from a man made world! (Lines from~Father Returning Home)