If everybody drives a Mercedes there’ll be no one to see you drive by in one!
I don’t even know if this is a genuine quote or if it is just a witticism by one of my friends (whose name once again remains lost in my slowly fogging memory) so I can’t attribute it to anyone. Similarly, the video I’m reproducing below comes without any credits so I can’t acknowledge the real originator, but a good laugh needs to be shared especially when the message it conveys is so deep and relevant to our lives. Once again I’d like to thank my school Whatsapp group for providing this information especially Pradeep for his daily dose of laughs.
Social media has almost taken over our lives and events now are choreographed: LoveShoots capture the love of young couples which are shared on FaceBook, wedding memories are as carefully choreographed as the Sangeet and artistic “meaningful” photographs/videos replace the standard shots of the bride and groom going through the rituals, Uncles and Aunties that appear in your life are put up on social media sites only if they are “worthy” of being associated with and I’m convinced that food photos that make you drool are really photoshopped (my chicken makhanwalla still looks home made when I photograph it). Baby photos look like they’re shot by Anne Geddes and everybody who has a camera has a DSLR that takes pictures that are AMAZING! AWESOME and WOW!
Call me dumb, but I still can’t get the hang of Tweeting and Tweets. Does that mean I’m not witty enough or not astute enough or simply not cool enough? And why would it matter if I don’t have a single FOLLOWER or a single LIKE or a single FRIEND on any of my social media identities?
But to be honest, it does matter because like the same friend said,
what’s the point in having a Mercedes if there’s no one to see you drive by!
How many of our actions are driven by pure passion and a desire for personal fulfillment and how many are attention seeking “LOOK AT ME” ?
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