Changes – How good are they?

Before initiating the blog, there is something I would like to say. I am registered on various blog sites but haven’t ever written one myself, till today. My friends claim that I am a good listener and observe things very well, may be that is why I preferred reading and commenting than writing myself. Whatever the reason may be, there were friends and people who always believed that I should write blogs or even books for that matter, so today I extend my gratitude towards all those lovely people in my life who acknowledge my views, encourage me, have faith in me and tolerate me however I am in a given moment. This blog post is dedicated to all of them and every single person who is a part of my life and thought I could write something that was worth reading. πŸ™‚

As humans, changes are not easily acceptable by us but that doesn’t mean we don’t get used to them because the fact lies that life itself is dynamic and it can never remain stagnant; just like “time” which goes on and on without any pause or a break. In today’s world, changes take place in micro seconds. Be it technology, humans, habits, choices, lifestyle, behavior, emotions or relations; everything changes before the blink of an eye. Today we greet our brothers/sisters or cousins via Social Networks, we use Google talk and Skype to have a conversation with our own siblings sitting in the next room, we want to own the latest and high-end Smartphones as it enhances our status and also helps us to get glued to Social Networking all day long. I don’t intend to blame the modern technology, in fact I myself love it as it has numerous positive points as well. Technology is never bad but the way it is being used matters. It should be a tool that helps you in your daily life and not “life” itself.Β  School kids are handed expensive mobile phones, i-pads, play stations, x-box etc when they should be exploring about nature, interacting with kids of their ages, playing under the open sky and taking lessons of life from mother nature.Β  I believe, you can’t create values or good human beings if you just restrict a person to bookish knowledge which is used merely to “pass” examinations and get degrees. Education without values has no meaning, it should be something that enlightens your inner soul, and not just for earning you a heavy pay cheque!

I still am trying to get accustomed to these new changes that take place everyday, but I still find myself the same person that I was even a decade ago. I love buying and reading books, oh the smell of the new books! During summers, I like to go to the roof and gaze at the clear night sky to explore the stars and I actually have witnessed many mysterious and beautiful objects :).Β  I love to watch the droplets of rain and dew on leaves and on the grass, love to see different cloud formations, how the nature changes its green shade when it gets poured down by the rain. For me a hand-written letter is a prized possession, I think every one of us would love to receive hand-written letters as they have the personal touch of your loved ones.

There are certain things in life that never change for anyone of us, Disney’s Mickey and Minnie mouse, Donald duck, Goofy or MGM’s Tom and Jerry etc will always be the most loved cartoons for me :). E-books will never replace the original books neither the romance of hand-written letters will die at the hands of e-mails. Somethings will always be irreplaceable like sharing your grievances with your mom, laying on her lap and crying without worrying. That is why “antiques” are named so and they are always expensive, exclusive and very special. πŸ™‚

Changes are meant to happen, some will be under our control and rest will take place on their own but it is very important that when we go through changes, we should make sure that it is balanced, as too much of anything is harmful. We should never let go off our original self and should imbibe the positives from everything. I think that will somehow lead us to more productive changes. πŸ™‚

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70 responses to “Changes – How good are they?

  1. This is a very good first blog post. I hope to see you write many more like these.

    What you say in your blog post is really true. When I was in college, I used to write letters to my friends and parents. I still have some letters from my friends, and parents, and when ever I get the chance to read them, I do, and I am instantly transported back to those good old days.

    However, as you said, change is constant and will continue to happen, whether we like it or not. Therefore, we must continuously work towards learning to accept the change.

    • Thank you so so very much πŸ™‚ I am delighted to know it wasn’t that bad. As I said, changes will happen but hope we can keep a balance and not ignore the simple things in life that give us eternal joy. πŸ™‚

  2. its amazing sweetu πŸ™‚ would have known that its written by u coz only u can write somethin so natural n from the heart πŸ™‚

  3. Seriously, I was sleeping and I woke up with your message saying to read this blog post….totally worth it! πŸ˜€
    Don’t write so well, people will fall in love! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›

      • πŸ™‚ Actually, the content can vary of course, but a first step is always a first step! Proud that you started to put your feeling into blogs than on people. You really spared them! πŸ˜› πŸ˜‰

  4. nice first post ….

    a decade ago we wouldn’t hav imagined that life cud change this way …..and we never know wat will happen in next ten years….

    u are right—– ” We should never let go off our original self and should imbibe the positives from everything ”

    keep writing……..

    πŸ™‚

  5. Hi,

    I literally inspired by reading your blog!
    good work,
    nice topic to get started and i hope you continue this in future.

    Wishing you all the best and looking forward for your next blog! (i’ve *bookmarked* ur blog πŸ™‚ )

  6. Hi Nandani,
    One of the best blogs that I have read viv vis the flow of thought process through the content.Very well articulated paragraphs.
    consolation being that my son now differentiates the difference between “generation gap” and “time change”.
    May God bless you and hope to see lots more interesting blogs / tweets from you.
    Bookmarked as well,cheers

  7. Hi. Glad to know that you have taken this first step. Objective one – To come on blogger – completed. Objective two – (this is where lot of people make errors) To choose a template which is easy on eyes, easy to read – completed. Objective three – To write a good first blog post – Completed. Good starting post. Objective four – To come back to blogger again and keep writing – TO BE accomplished. πŸ™‚

    PS: I am really jealous about you still being able to relate to the ten year younger you.
    Also, jealous about the mysterious things you saw in night. Also, about your ability to enjoy fresh water droplets. Also, about.. well. Never mind. πŸ™‚

    • After reading your lovely comment I certainly am inspired and hope to continue with my blogging. I would definitely have loved to read the incomplete last sentence of yours πŸ™‚ but never mind, thanks a lot for your amazing comment. To read such words on first post is simply out of this world. Thanks for making me ecstatic. πŸ™‚

  8. A powerful start! Welcome to the blogosphere πŸ™‚ I liked your “I still am trying to get accustomed to these new changes that take place everyday, but I still find myself the same person that I was even a decade ago”.

    I guess that is the challenge for many people in this h-tech era – re-discovering and being with their authentic core self!

  9. Beautifully written. Really loved the transition from changing things to non changing things. And the systematic flow of the blog.

    Not to forget, it was motivating enough for me to get out of laziness and start writing over again, this time it shall be blog. Not for the sake of writing but for sake of giving words to thoughts and archiving the thoughts for future.

    Amazing Start, Keep Writing and Keep Sharing!!

    • Thank you very much. πŸ™‚ These words mean a lot to me as it is my first blog and I was nervous. And please do share whenever you re-start blogging, I’d love to read. πŸ™‚

      Thanks again! πŸ™‚

  10. I need not say anything about your writing! For 1st post, to choose such a complicated topic and justify, and more importantly state your views in such a clear manner, it would make anyone jealous!

    Great start, now continue…..

  11. Very nice girl πŸ™‚ you really write amazing. Hehe what surprised me more was the number of comments that followed your post. Hehe huge fan following πŸ™‚ keep it up πŸ™‚

  12. It was great start obviously, content was good, i’d like to see many more interesting blog posts from u, keep going πŸ™‚

  13. Nice read. It made me think and that’s the compliment. :). Keep writing.

    Social Media is all about ignoring the person sitting very next to you. So called Life is slowly turning out to be incompatible with the real people. Perhaps people wanted a change and mass adoption of social media is the proof.

    At some point of time, we would adopt this change and the difference between so called virtual life and life would get small/appeal to very few people. Its a transition. Currently we see only the side effects, in future we would see the total effect. We have brains and I don’t think we would fall for anything which we don’t enjoy or harmful to us.

    • I totally agree. We are all sensible and intelligent enough to know what is good and what is bad, it is about striking the balance. Everything will change around us but we should not let the simple joys in our lives slip out as well. πŸ™‚

      Thank you for such an amazing and valuable comment. I will always look forward to your comments on all my future posts ’cause they’re incredible. πŸ™‚

  14. Hey, Nandi! First, welcome to the Blogging world.

    Second, awesome piece of writing. Magnificant. Keep writing.

    K

  15. A delightful read Bondhu! πŸ™‚ You’ve touched upon a very important topic dealing with our ever-changing lives! Yes, Old is surely Gold, and the aura that old things manage to carry along till this date is really undebatable!
    Keep up the good work, I’ve always so wanted u to start bloging knowing how creative u are! πŸ™‚

  16. Nadini,

    Have to begin with apologies for having not read it earlier, but the shopworn adage ‘better late than never’ fits to the T here.
    A great first step, which I am sure shall be followed by innumerable ones on this wondrous adventure in blogosphere.
    Bon Voyage lovely girl…success glistens on the horizon!

  17. Excellent post! I agree how things are changing at a rapid pace which is tough to keep up with. However, it is important to appreciate all the small things in life and maintain the identity. Good work and I look forward to more blogs!

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