Entangled in the web

After my college, life hasn’t been beautiful. Lots of time to kill but there is practically nothing to do or that is what I feel. I’m just aimlessly idling in bed or in front of the computer, signing-in to the virtual world. That’s it. The only good thing that has happened during these days is that I’ve started reading books. Thanks to my friend without whom I wouldn’t have started. He influenced me in a sense. 😉

addictComputer and internet play a major role in our lives these days. It has actually crept into our system that we are dependent on them so badly. Whenever I misplace something or finding something becomes difficult, I wonder if I had a google.com or a Ctrl+F shortcut key… This shows how dependent I am on computers/internet. I’m addicted!

On one hand these social networking sites help us to keep in touch with our pals but on the other it has also enslaved us. Like all the other technologies, internet has its own advantages and disadvantages. Unfortunately our human mind easily succumbs to the disadvantages. I don’t know whom to blame – the technology or my monkey mind!? I should find out a method to come out of this addiction. Is there any rehabilitation centre for these addictions?

Every night I say to myself, “Ok I should stop this. I’m not going online tomorrow”, but the first thing I do is that. I go online saying, “I’m just gonna check my mail. That’s it. Its gonna take few minutes.” Later I realise that it has been more than an hour, I’m not checking mails but I’m somewhere else, entangled in the web! May be I have a very weak will power.

Though being online, browsing and reading, downloading stuffs, chatting etc. have helped me a lot but it is taking away my sleep – sleeping at odd times. I’m missing all the fun in the outside world. I knew Obama was going to have a new pet even before he actually bought it but didn’t know that my neighbour died, I knew it only two days after! I also miss one or two odd cricket matches that I used to play with my friends. The casual talk with my family and friends. I used to do a lot in those days, not now! I miss them! 😦

There should be a way out to stop this! But the question is, can I? Any remedies guys?

-A frustrated addict yelling for help.

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5 thoughts on “Entangled in the web

  1. vivin

    The way you have presented is totally awesome.Good choice of words !so i will tell you a remedy for this.
    this is an ubiquitous problem as you have explained and the way to curb this will be to have a good introspect of yourself and find your other interests apart from computer like for example playing Cricket so that you get involved in that and slowly but surely you will start minimising your time sitting before the computer and take this as your aegis.hope you people are nettled by my comment!!!!

  2. Das

    Thanks buddy. I will surely give it a try!

  3. Abi Menon

    Dude, dude………………….. tats somethin awesome………. seriously an issue to think about … and u know coz of this u get a disorder sort of things, thats u loose ur physique coz of this…. this is from a personal experience and its proved in many cases.why dont u write of some physical probs u wil be facin regardin this too much of usage of computers………. wat do u think ., am i rite?

  4. Das

    Of course there might be some physical problems also due to lack of exercise. But till now I’ve not faced anything as such. My dad always warns me about this!

  5. Dude, I pity you. You’ve got nothing. Still u worry about it?

    Computers and internets are one of the few things that the modern technology has gifted us. And you are ‘just another’ user of it. Everybody uses computers and internets, social networking and everybody feels “if I had a google.com or a Ctrl+F shortcut key” for searching even physical stuff. I do not say its regular just because everyone does it.

    But tell me what exactly what is your problem? New technologies are invented for the sole purpose of comforting man. If you think it makes u lazy you are wrong. It just makes you efficient. All that matters is your attitude and mainly interest. You didn’t know that your neighbor passed away for 2 days just because: only that much interest you have on your neighbor. Dude I’ve to confess: I don’t know much about what is happening even in my house!!! That’s just because I’m crazy about computers! You’ll naturally prefer what fascinates you more.

    Your attitude is like the church’s attitude towards anesthetic when it was invented. Church said, men are meant to experience pain during surgery. What say? Do you agree? Imagine if you were in 1940s. For travelling you would’ve used only your legs. Then suddenly one guy invents motor bike. Will u say: “Motor bike makes me lazy. If I walk, I get a physical exercise. Motorbike gives only obesity. Motor bike SUCKS!!”? No. You’ll appreciate it for making your travel so much comfortable.

    Internet does the same. It makes you keep in touch with your friends in a very resourceful way. Only if you do not use this, you will look like a loser who failed to keep in touch with his pals even though he had all the efficient technologies. You said you miss so many simple things in life. Dude, I don’t think you mean them really. If you really do, you would have gone for it – it’s an instinct.Try changing your attitude towards the technology. You are not doing anything wrong. You are not painfully addicted to anything. Never again say “Ok I should stop this. I’m not going online tomorrow”.

    I hope I’ve given a different and a good perspective to your problem and helped you a little. Still if you think you are, as u said, a frustrated addict (OMG!!! What an expression!!!), do not worry. You are into all this only because you have way too much free time. Once you get yourself occupied (man!! You are going to Infy!! You won’t even get time to breathe), you’ll get over this!

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